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Old July 20th, 2017, 06:56 PM   #221
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Wooden ties are more quiet than other materials.
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Old July 20th, 2017, 07:40 PM   #222
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But aren't as durable, which could be more important considering this is Penn Station and all..
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Old July 20th, 2017, 09:51 PM   #223
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looks neat
wish can have this one in Indonesia

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Old July 27th, 2017, 07:02 PM   #224
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Memories of Penn Station

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Re “Penn Station Now and Always,” by Zach Gross (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, July 10): In the 1940s, my father was contracted to decorate New York’s Pennsylvania Station for Christmas. Seventy-two years have passed, but I remember his taking me with him and his crew when I was 4.

He pulled his trailer, piled with wreaths, roping and the other decorations he had created, down the ramp to the plaza between the Seventh Avenue subway and what was then the U.S.O. His crew unloaded the trailer, lugged the decorations into the main station, climbed and hung the wreaths and roping from the iron columns into the hushed vastness, with me asleep on a burlap bag of spare princess pine...
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A layered image of Penn Station showing both past and present. Credit Zach Gross for The New York Times
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Old August 1st, 2017, 08:21 PM   #225
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Penn Station as a Dining Destination? Yes, Really

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“I think Penn Station’s great,” Mark Rouse said.

“It’s awesome. It’s fantastic,” said Tim Craft of the food at Penn Station...
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Will Whitworth serving food at Penn Station East Coast Subs to Kevin Lubwama, from left, Ethan Mulira and Wasswa Mulira in Cincinnati on July 18. Credit Andrew Spear for The New York Times



A Philadelphia cheesesteak with fries at a Penn Station East Coast Subs. Credit Andrew Spear for The New York Times



Jeff Osterfeld is the founder of Penn Station East Coast Subs, which has grown into a chain of more than 300 outlets in 15 states. Credit Andrew Spear for The New York Times



A Penn Station East Coast Subs in Columbus, Ohio. Neither New York nor New Jersey have the food chain, despite having Penn Station train terminals. Credit Andrew Spear for The New York Times
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Old August 12th, 2017, 07:46 PM   #226
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Man Threatened to 'Kill All the Americans' in Penn Station, DA Says

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MANHATTAN — A Staten Island man was arrested for threatening to "kill all the Americans" in Penn Station, prosecutors said.

Mohamed Nasar, 37, was riding in a car outside 2 Pennsylvania Plaza about 12:20 p.m. when he signaled to a passenger in another car to roll down his window Monday, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office...


Mohamed Nasar was arrested for threatening to massacre Penn Station straphangers, officials said.

Read More: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/201...n-station-nypd
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Old August 12th, 2017, 07:56 PM   #227
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Penn Station project shows Amtrak's efficiency, and need for infrastructure investment

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I am a loyal Amtrak rider. And I am proud of it. That’s why I am pleased to see that, in spite of great initial fears, the Infrastructure Renewal Program underway at New York City’s Penn Station has been going smoothly.

The Renewal Program consists of Amtrak removing the equivalent of six football fields’ worth of track and installing new track and switches all before Labor Day. That’s no small feat. The mere thought of it — and the possible disruption that some thought would occur — caused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to dub it “the Summer of Hell.” I am pleased to see that several weeks into the program, the governor’s prediction has not come true, thanks in large part to the planning by Amtrak in conjunction with Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit...
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Old August 20th, 2017, 08:32 AM   #228
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 10:45 AM   #229
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It's pretty good. Nice building conversion and I'm sure Amtrak/LIRR passengers will be looking forward to this.
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Old August 26th, 2017, 03:13 AM   #230
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Old August 27th, 2017, 07:46 AM   #231
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According to the above photographs, the contractors have already removed the second floor of the post office. Was it funded by the state?
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Old September 10th, 2017, 04:30 AM   #232
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Old September 16th, 2017, 05:53 PM   #233
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Penn Station to add porta potties during bathroom renovations

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Amtrak plans to renovate Penn Station’s notoriously disgusting bathrooms by the end of the year — but to do so, it will have to bring in portable toilets, officials said Friday.

Amtrak officials have not yet decided whether to start with refurbishing the men’s rooms or the women’s rooms.

But either way, the men’s rooms will be shut down all at once — forcing the portable toilets on male travelers for the duration — and the women’s rooms when it’s their turn...
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Old September 18th, 2017, 07:35 AM   #234
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Those bathrooms are another level of horrible.
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Old September 24th, 2017, 03:53 PM   #235
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The renovated washrooms will get bad again.

The reason they are so horrible is that homeless people use those washrooms to clean themselves.

Is there any mechanism in place to stop them from using it?
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Old September 24th, 2017, 06:30 PM   #236
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The renovated washrooms will get bad again.

The reason they are so horrible is that homeless people use those washrooms to clean themselves.

Is there any mechanism in place to stop them from using it?
increased maintenance. barring homeless people from doing what they gotta do is cruel and will just shift the problem elsewhere.
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Old September 24th, 2017, 08:16 PM   #237
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Hiring washroom attendants would be a step in the right direction. Also building more public restroom facilities around the city would be a good idea.
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Old September 25th, 2017, 05:58 PM   #238
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The above New York Penn Station track map highlights one of the most complex interlockings on the Northeast Corridor – A Interlocking – the critical sorting mechanism that routes trains entering and exiting Penn Station from the Hudson River tunnels and the Long Island Rail Road’s West Side Yard across 21 tracks. A Interlocking, the area shaded in orange, is where the infrastructure renewal work will take place this summer.

Source: https://media.amtrak.com/new-york-pe...newal-program/
Very interesting. Therefore technically (not for the passengers...) don't the trains finish their routes at the platforms (except the first 2 platforms and 4 tracks for the NJ trains which arrive to the Penn Station)?

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Old October 18th, 2017, 06:53 PM   #239
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Amtrak and Intersection Partner to Bring Digital Screens to Amtrak’s New York City Penn Station

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Amtrak and Intersection have partnered to bring digital innovation to New York City’s Pennsylvania Station. Intersection recently installed twelve 65-inch digital displays, marking Amtrak’s first digital expansion into the concourse of New York Penn Station. The addition of this digital infrastructure will be crucial to bringing commuters important information including emergency service announcements and generating more revenue for the Amtrak.

Serving more than 600,000 commuter rail and Amtrak passengers every day, New York Penn Station is the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere. The addition of these 12 new displays throughout the Amtrak concourse will unlock robust, dynamic opportunities for advertisers to reach a diverse and valuable commuter and visitor audience in the world’s top media market. Moreover, Amtrak passengers will benefit from real-time content and train information and emergency messaging...
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Old November 11th, 2017, 07:47 AM   #240
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The birth, life, and death of old Penn Station

The story of one of NYC’s greatest architectural losses

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When Pennsylvania Station first opened in 1910, it was a far cry from the confusing maze of underground tunnels that it is today. The building, which covered eight acres in midtown Manhattan, was an impressive Classical gateway to New York City. The waiting room, inspired by the Roman Baths of Caracalla, had a coffered ceiling that soared 148 feet high. One descended onto sun-bathed train platforms beneath a canopy of iron and glass.

But just 54 years later, that Penn Station was demolished, replaced by the current transit hub that is undergoing a major overhaul due to its ineffective—if not downright unpleasant—design.

The original station was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Railroad, which billed itself around the turn of the 20th century as “the standard railroad of the world.”

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Read more at: https://ny.curbed.com/2017/11/7/1661...y-photos-mckim



The main waiting room of old Penn Station. George P. Hall and Son. Interior of Pennsylvania Station. 1911. Museum of the City of New York. X2010.11.5113
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