THERE ARE BETTER IDEAS FOR PENN STATION! WATCH A VIDEO OF THE EMPIRE STATION COALITION’S DISCUSSION OF A COMMUNITY-BASED PLAN.
The Empire Station Coalition is a group of 12 civic organizations opposed to the Governor’s plan to “clear cut” the blocks surrounding Pennsylvania Station to make way for the “Vornado Campus” and Empire Station Complex. On Thursday, August 12th we held a Zoom Webinar that you can watch here.
Our speakers presented an overview of the proposal and the problems and potential solutions to really fixing Penn Station. Presentations were followed by a lively Q&A.
The speakers were:
Lynn Ellsworth – Human Scale NYC
Sam Turvey – ReThinkNYC
Barry Caro – ReThinkNYC
Karim Ahmed – ReThinkNYC
John Massengale – CNU NYC
John Mudd – Midtown South Community Council
Simeon Bankoff – Historic Districts Council
According to the Empire State Development Corp, a public hearing is to take place this fall and we hope you will be able to attend and let your voices be heard. Please contact your local elected officials and tell them to STOP THIS LAND GRAB, that you do not want the area around Penn Station to be demolished and replaced with ten skyscrapers adding to the glut of commercial inventory in the city.
The next Town Hall will be held in September, please stay tuned for details!
The Empire Station Coalition is a group of 12 organizations: 29th Street Association, City Club of NY, CNU NYC, Hell’s Kitchen Block Association, Historic Districts Council, Human-Scale NYC, RethinkNYC, Limited Equity and Affordability at Penn South, Midtown South Community Council, Penn-Area Residents Committee, TakeBackNYC, and the Victorian Society New York.