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04.03.15 Prachi Gupta

Four days after footage of a verbal tirade that a member of the NYPD’s Joint Terrorism Task Force unleashed on an Uber driver went viral, taxi and livery drivers rallied outside Penn Station to call attention to a plight that they say is a frequent occurrence. “This is common, this is happening all the time,” […]

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01.26.15 Prachi Gupta

As increased security brings more cops to Penn Station, MTA cops are facing more assaults and attacks. The New York Post reports that in the past year, 10 cops were attacked and a total of 21 were assaulted; in 2013, no cops were attacked. Only eight were assaulted. During this time, Governor Cuomo also increased […]

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05.27.14 Andy Cush

Spending any time inside Penn Station is a waking nightmare, and the only respite from the horror is an enormous beer and some fried chicken or a disgusting slice of pizza. Now, it seems the station’s underground oasis of grease and salt isn’t long for for this world. As Crain’s reports, Penn Station’s landlord is forcing the Riese […]

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11.12.13 Kyle Petreycik

The city’s Department of Health has recently closed down several restaurants in Penn Station, citing violations such as “live roaches present in facility’s food” among many others. The main eatery in question, a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell that shares an adjoining space with Colombo’s Yogurt, Nathan’s and a Tim Horton’s remains closed with no official word of when they may re-open. This […]

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05.29.13 Kyle Petreycik

Earlier this week Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society reached out to four design firms in hopes for renovation proposals of Penn Station, sometimes referred to as a “lousy basement.” It’s in a dire need of a facelift. And let’s throw in some futuristic glassy escalators, why not. The present station isn’t sustainable — it can’t […]

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07.03.12 Joshua Rivera

Penn Station is not pretty. In fact, “dingy” is probably the best compliment one could muster up for it. It shouldn’t be a big deal–train stations other than Grand Central just aren’t very pretty–but Penn Station is a special case considering that it used to look like this. However, things may improve for those who […]

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05.27.11 Bucky Turco

While some people will undoubtedly call this guy attempting to document the increased security presence at Penn Station an attention whore or say he was acting like an asshole, that’s irrelevant, because what he did WAS NOT illegal. This issue has been settled by the court. Videotaping in public is lawful. Happy Memorial Day weekend […]

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