Is a Penn Station overhaul actually on the horizon?
The Municipal Art Society is on a mission to make it happen. Here's how you can help the effort.
Mon Jun 17 2013
Rendering: Diller, Scofidio + Renfro via Municipal Art Society
At one point or another, every New Yorker passes through the soul-sucking abyss that is Penn Station. Whether you're catching an Amtrak train out of town or simply hopping on NJ Transit to go home, you're forced to wend your way through hordes of people and a seemingly endless progression of dingy hallways, desperately trying to figure out where you're supposed to be and when. It's a pretty hellacious experience, but the Municpal Art Society is determined to change that.
In May, MAS held a design challenge where four leading NYC architecture firms presented their vision for what the transit hub could be. This Wednesday at 9:30am, there'll be a City Council hearing to discuss moving Madison Square Garden (the biggest hurdle in going forward with plans) and revamping Penn Station. Of course, we want to hear what you think (@timeoutnewyork), but if you really want your grievances heard, get thee to the public forum.
In the meantime, the video below will help get you up to speed so you don't pull a Miss Utah when it's your turn at the mike.