Community groups rally ahead of West Midtown preservation battle

Nearly 60 years after New Yorkers witnessed the demolition of Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan, preservationists are preparing for another battle in the same area.

“Don’t Demolish Penn Station Twice” is the rallying cry of groups that have come together to challenge a plan by the New York State Urban Development Corporation, doing business as Empire State Development, to revitalize a large area around Penn Station and the new Moynihan Train Hall by tearing down existing buildings to make way for even larger buildings.

Governor Cuomo says the $16 billion Empire Station Complex Civic and Land Use Improvement Project would build on the progress made in transforming the James A. Farley

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