The Empire Station Coalition will lead a group to Albany to lobby the Public Authorities Control Board before they vote on the Penn Area Plan at 2:00 pm today, Wednesday, July 27th. A rally is scheduled to begin at noon.
New York State’s Empire State Development Corporation’s proposed Pennsylvania Station Civic and Land Use Project (the “Penn Area Plan”) would demolish multiple blocks of historic buildings in the vicinity of Penn Station in Manhattan. All told, over 40 historic buildings and structures stand to be lost while displacing thousands of residents and businesses. Those opposed to the plan have also called it a “a colossal waste of energy.”
The Coalition is urging members of the PACB to vote no on the Penn Plan, and has been advocating against it publicly since it was first made public in 2020. Last week, the Plan was approved by Empire State Development.
The Penn Area Neighborhood is a current Preservation League of New York State “Seven to Save.” To read an open letter from League President Jay DiLorenzo to Governor Kathy Hochul, click here.
Learn more about the rally and lobby effort and sign up here.
Those interested can also contact New York State Senate and Assembly Leaders today at:
Photo: Penn Station Area Map (courtesy Preservation League of New York State).