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    New York City police are searching for a man who fatally stabbed another passenger in the neck while riding the subway early Sunday. The suspect, who was captured on surveillance footage covered in the victim's blood, stabbed the 32-year-old straphanger in the neck on the No. 2 train before fleeing the scene. The fatal incident comes as New York City experiences a surge in crime, specifically in the subway system.   From the week of November 8 to November 14, transit crimes skyrocketed by 140 percent from the same week in 2020. In the last 28 days, transit crime went up 45 percent from the same period last year, with 186 crimes reported.   According to the NYPD's latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020. Robbery was up by 15.8 percent and felony assault rose by 13.8 percent.  New York City police are searching for a man (pictured) who fatally stabbed another passenger in the neck while riding the subway early Sunday The suspect, who was captured on surveillance footage covered in the victim's blood,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Penn Station serves more people in a day than all three NYC airports and all that wear and tear is taking a toll.On Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined her plan to spruce up the 57-year-old transit hub.Her proposal would delay adding tracks and would instead rehab the old rail station. It will include the same 10 skyscrapers from previous plans that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo was behind, but the size of those buildings would be reduced.She is also proposing making the station a single level train hall - allowing for more open space with higher ceilings, 18 more escalators, 11 more elevators and more accessibility to those who need it.Compared to her predecessor's plan, Hochul's is more scaled down and has a critical focus on tracks used by LIRR, New Jersey Transit and Amtrak.The plan also calls for doubling entrances and extra space to focus on 900,000 daily riders.MTA Acting Chair and CEO Janno Lieber gave Eyewitness News a look."This lower level has no room for passengers,,,why? Because it's filled with backup house space, offices, mechanical...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A new plan to redo New York’s aging and much-maligned Penn Station will be less expansive than earlier visions but will still transform North America’s busiest rail hub from a commuting hellscape into a transformative experience for travelers, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday as she announced the project. “This day has been a long time coming,” the Democrat said. “We have the opportunity here to reimagine the whole future of Penn Station and the entire neighborhood.” The current 53-year-old Penn Station sits underneath the Madison Square Garden arena and is reviled by commuters for its low, dingy corridors, lack of windows, and overall unsightliness. During pre-pandemic times, it served roughly 600,000 passengers per day on regional rail lines from New Jersey and Long Island, Amtrak and the New York subway system. Projections put that number at more than 800,000 in coming decades, Hochul said. The new plan, which Hochul estimated would cost $6 billion to $7 billion and take four or five years to complete, is a scaled-down version of earlier plans announced by her predecessor,...
    Police in New York City are hunting an unidentified suspect accused of opening fire outside Penn Station around rush hour on Monday, striking a 58-year-old victim who got caught in the middle of a feud. The New York Police Department (NYPD) on Tuesday released surveillance video showing the suspect, described as a Black male wearing a black and red backpack. He was last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and black and white sneakers, getting to the top of an escalator at the station.  NYC SUBWAY ASSAULT VIDEO SHOWS HAMMER WIELDING SUSPECT ATTACK VICTIM, KNOCK HIM ONTO TRAIN TRACKS  At about 5:40 p.m. Monday, the suspect fired a shot in the vicinity of West 31st Street and 7th Avenue outside the New Jersey Transit entrance toward a 56-year-old man "following a dispute," police said. But the shot missed the intended target, and instead struck a 58-year-old male in his right thigh.  Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue in stable condition, police said.   The gunman fled the scene on foot southbound on 7th...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Crews at Penn Station were cleaning up Sunday after a water main break. The break was first reported shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday. READ MORE: 2 Women, 2 Children Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In Washington Heights, NYPD Says Video shows water dripping from the ceiling over a passageway. READ MORE: Victims Of East New York Shooting Suffer Critical Injuries The FDNY was notified and utility workers responded. Several water lines were shut down. MORE NEWS: March In New York City Brings Out Many To Honor Loved Ones Lost To COVID-19 And Those Who Survived There were no service disruptions reported by Amtrak or the Long Island Rail Road.
    A victim was stabbed in the stomach in a tourist-heavy area near Penn Station on Saturday before the suspect then allegedly fled in an SUV which crashed. The victim, whose identity was not revealed, was slashed by the armed suspect around 3 p.m. near 35th Street and 8th Avenue in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, a spokesperson for the NYPD told DailyMail.com. The suspect and victim had been in a dispute before the slashing, police said. Afterwards, the suspect fled in a car that crashed into a wall before slamming into a building just a few blocks over at West 39th Street and 8th Avenue. The driver then fled again on foot and cops are still searching for him.  A victim was stabbed in the stomach in a tourist-heavy area near Penn Station on Saturday before the suspect then allegedly fled in an SUV which crashed The suspect and victim had been in a dispute before the slashing, police said A security worker who witnessed the crash said in a video uploaded to the Citizen App...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A transformed Penn Station would replace windowless concourses and dingy, cramped corridors with light-filled spaces and easier access to an improved streetscape, under plans revealed Wednesday by Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the area’s major transit agencies. The station, situated underneath Madison Square Garden, is the nation’s busiest and operates — at full capacity during normal times — with roughly 600,000 passengers passing through daily on regional rail lines, Amtrak and the New York subway system. The two alternatives revealed Wednesday are the culmination of a yearlong process involving the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, architectural firm FXCollaborative and engineering firm WSP. Both envision the use of atriums to create natural light, similar to that used in the new, $1.6 billion Moynihan Train Hall across Eighth Avenue, which opened in January and serves Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road. One alternative would retain the station’s two-level boarding configuration but would add a central atrium and a new entrance on Eighth Avenue, as well as widened concourses and more...
    One of the projects stymieing New York state’s $200 billion budget, which was due Thursday, is a $1.3 billion bond request by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to transform a part of midtown Manhattan, the New York Daily News reported this week. As part of Cuomo’s post-COVID-19 rebuilding plan, he called for spending $51 billion to redevelop an area near Penn Station that would, among other things, replace the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The Daily News reported Wednesday that Cuomo wanted the bonding “to help build 10 massive” towers in city block south of Penn Station. A source told the Daily News it’s a “sweetheart deal” for developers who have funded the governor’s political campaigns. One of the landowners in the area is Stephen Roth, chairman of Vornado Reality. Over the last 16 years, Roth and his wife have given more than $400,000 to Cuomo’s campaigns. That includes $130,000 just three years ago. Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi told the paper the governor’s actions have not been influenced by any contributor. The report is the latest story or allegation...
    New York : The controversial clock was added at the end Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy From the January 1 New York has one of the few great reasons to celebrate amid the pandemic that has caused death, population exodus and many business closures: the reopening of a Penn Station that for years was condemned to neglect. But also there was at least one tragedy en route to that remodel: in the final stage, when the pandemic was just beginning, on March 17 executive Michael Joseph Evans Palacio hanged himself, apparently a victim of exhaustion and insomnia due to the pressures of the great work schedule. Evans was born in Cali (Colombia), but his family moved to Dallas (Texas) when he was just a baby. At the time of his death he had just turned 40 and was already president of the public-private consortium Moynihan Station Development Corp. He had spent most of his career converting the “James A. Farley” post office into the gleaming, bright, newly opened train station at a cost of...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined an ambitious vision for public sector redevelopment - including major renovations of Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal - during day four of his State of the State address.Citing New York's long history of spearheading major public works projects, Cuomo announced an ambitious $306 billion infrastructure improvement program, which he called the largest ever undertaken by any state in the nation."Building new projects, enhancing public life, lifts people's spirits," Cuomo said, adding that only the public sector can build the common foundation for a region's economic growth.At the center of the planned project is a new Midtown West transit hub, to be created on 140 acres in Manhattan.The transit-oriented development will continue to rebuild and reimagine Penn Station following the January 1st opening of the Moynihan Train Hall.Leveraging federal funds, Cuomo said, the state will acquire an additional block south of Penn Station, allowing the addition of eight more tracks to the station's existing 21 tracks.The so-called Empire Station Project also calls for the addition of two new tunnels under...
    After decades of planning, Penn Station's Moynihan Train Hall is open to the public in New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who oversaw the project's completion, cut a ribbon revealing the 255,000-square-foot hub to the public in a ceremony on New Year's Day. Penn Station and Moynihan Train Hall, which will service Amtrak and LIRR as well as some limited New Jersey Transit lines, will operate as a single complex. According to Amtrak's website, "Amtrak customers will be directed to use Moynihan Train Hall as Amtrak’s 'front door' for boarding trains although access to and from Amtrak trains will always be maintained through New York Penn station." The $1.6 billion project was nearly 30 years in the making. The idea of converting the century-old James A. Farley Post Office into a transit hub was originally conceived by Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, whose name the station bears. The new train hall boasts several modern features including an open, spacious concourse and a 92-foot-high skylight. "Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was a man of true vision. He saw the potential in an underutilized...
    More On: penn station The sky is the limit for new Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station Take a look inside Penn Station’s new train hall Amtrak’s new Penn Station waiting hall opens Jan. 1 Video shows security guard stab man in the face in bloody Penn Station brawl My employees and I have for decades commuted into New York City using Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and Long Island Railroad. And for decades, we have endured the indignity of an unsafe, ugly and derelict Pennsylvania Station to greet us upon arrival. Penn Station is perhaps the busiest transit hub in the Western world and the gateway to one of its greatest cities, and traveling into it remains nothing less than a humiliation. Which is why the New Year’s opening of the Moynihan Train Hall in the historic Farley Post Office represents a new opportunity to rethink the entire Penn Station complex. Officials must recognize the importance of those who use it to the state and local economy — and seek to inspire our hearts. Through neglect and half-baked makeovers,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For the MTA, the new year started off with the grand opening of the $1.6 billion Moynihan Train Hall.This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and transit officials cut the ribbon on the gleaming new train hub.The Moynihan Train Hall is part of the repurposing of the old Farley Post Office building, once New York's main postal center, which connects to Penn Station under Eighth Avenue.It's named after late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who pushed for the project in the 1990s."It's glorious it's spectacular I knew Senator Moynihan and this is very emotional for me personally to see this. I knew how much this meant to him," Long Island resident Paul Moravec said.Cuomo called the project "an extraordinary accomplishment" that began construction in 2017 and finished during the COVID-19 pandemic,a feat in itself.Amtrak will move its baggage area, ticket offices, and ticketed waiting area there, and the Long Island Rail Road will use the 255,000-square-foot space as well.The effect will be to reduce crowding at Penn Station and offer a striking contrast to that facility's dingy, windowless expanse."I...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For the MTA, the new year started off with the grand opening of the $1.6 billion Moynihan Train Hall.This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and transit officials cut the ribbon on the gleaming new train hub.The Moynihan Train Hall is part of the repurposing of the old Farley Post Office building, once New York's main postal center, which connects to Penn Station under Eighth Avenue.It's named after late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who pushed for the project in the 1990s."It's glorious it's spectacular I knew Senator Moynihan and this is very emotional for me personally to see this. I knew how much this meant to him," Long Island resident Paul Moravec said.Cuomo called the project "an extraordinary accomplishment" that began construction in 2017 and finished during the COVID-19 pandemic,a feat in itself.Amtrak will move its baggage area, ticket offices, and ticketed waiting area there, and the Long Island Rail Road will use the 255,000-square-foot space as well.The effect will be to reduce crowding at Penn Station and offer a striking contrast to that facility's dingy, windowless expanse."I...
    By DAVID PORTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and transit officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on a gleaming new train hub that will give travelers an alternative to cramped, dingy Penn Station across the street. The Moynihan Train Hall takes up 255,000 square feet (23,690 square meters) of what formerly served as a mail sorting and loading area in the James A. Farley Post Office building, once New York’s main postal center from the early 20th century. Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road will use the new hall, which connects to Penn Station under Eighth Avenue to the east and provides access from Ninth Avenue to the west and to the Eighth Avenue subway. It’s named after late New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a public transit advocate who pushed for the project in the 1990s. In contrast to Penn Station's subterranean network of claustrophobic, windowless hallways and concourses, the new train hall is spacious and illuminated by a 92-foot-high skylight featuring more than an acre of glass. At Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting, Cuomo called the $1.6...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The $1.6 billion project replacing Manhattan's cramped and dark Penn Station with a light-filled train hall is set for completion this week, with the first trains rolling out on New Year's Day.The new 255,000-square-foot station is named after U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Democrat who championed the project and died in 2003. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat, announced on Sunday that the Moynihan Train Hall will be completed on time and on budget Thursday despite challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.Cuomo and others toured the new facility Wednesday to preview its opening.Work began in 2017 to transform the landmark Farley Post Office into a new station across the street from the old Penn Station. It will be used by Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak passengers.ALSO READ | New York vows to prosecute medical provider accused of illegally distributing vaccineEMBED More News Videos Diana Rocco has the latest on the investigation into the COVID vaccine fraud. "This monumental accomplishment is a shot of hope as we come out of the one of the darkest...
    (Reuters) - A new $1.6 billion train hall at New York City's Penn Station will be unveiled to the public on Wednesday, significantly expanding North America's busiest train terminal amid a public transit crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The construction of a new concourse in the iconic Farley Post Office building across Eighth Avenue from Penn Station had been talked about for decades before being set on a concrete path by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2016. The 255,000 square-foot Moynihan Train hall, named for the late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who championed the project, will serve passengers on Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road when it opens for business on Jan. 1, 2021. Featuring a 92-foot high glass skylight and a lounge for nursing mothers, the new facility is designed to provide more space for the notoriously congested transit hub, which served some 650,000 people daily before the pandemic. In a statement on Sunday, Cuomo hailed the project as a "shot of hope" amid the dark days of the pandemic and said its completion was...
    PERTH AMBOY, N.J. – Eight cars of a New York City-bound commuter train derailed early Tuesday, leading to delays during the morning rush hour. No injuries were reported. The NJ Transit derailment happened in Perth Amboy around 12:20 a.m. as North Jersey Coast Line Train 3292 headed to New York's Penn Station from Long Branch, agency spokesperson Jim Smith said. The cars remained upright, and none of the seven passengers on board or the crew were injured, Smith said. The cause of the derailment is being investigated, Smith said. Service on the line was suspended between South Amboy and New York Penn Station. Bus service was available between South Amboy and Metropark. Rail passes were being honored on buses. Trains were operating on a weekday schedule between South Amboy and Bay Head. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
    NEW YORK (CBSNweYork) – There were major delays on NJ TRANSIT trains due to Amtrak signal problems Wednesday morning. Chopper2 was over the trains running in and out of Newark Penn Station. New York Penn Station service is operating with up to 60 -minute delays. Please check your line account for updates. https://t.co/QifHR1J7jB https://t.co/yBxYQ3aX3a — NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) October 14, 2020 Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley lines were all running with 60 minute delays in both directions. The signal problems started at 6:42 a.m. and were resolved about an hour later. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    When the 59-story Citicorp Center was built in 1977 in Midtown Manhattan, the majestic glass tower with its sharply sloped roof was one of the tallest buildings in the world. It was also, it turned out, in grave danger of toppling over from a massive gust of wind. The issues with the building — known as Citigroup Center or 601 Lexington today — might have gone undetected until disaster struck, were it not for one observant college student. This tale and many others are relayed in “The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design,” by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), including stories of some of New York City’s most fascinating and least known architectural and engineering feats and fiascos. When architecture student Diane Hartley studied Citicorp Center for a school project in 1978, she calculated that “the structure was specifically vulnerable to quartering winds blowing in from the corners,” the authors write. “The 99% Invisible City”Courtesy She contacted the firm of the building’s architect, Hugh Stubbins. The building’s chief structural engineer,...
    By Gabriella Borter NEW YORK (Reuters) - A few dozen travelers got off a train from Miami at New York City's Penn Station on Thursday and were greeted by a team of public health workers and mayoral office staff who handed them informational fliers about the state's new COVID-19 quarantine rules. The team, comprised of Mayor Bill de Blasio's public engagement unit and the city's COVID-19 Test & Trace Corps, were running a "checkpoint" starting at Penn Station on Thursday to ensure that visitors from any of the 35 states on New York's travel advisory were aware of the 14-day quarantine mandate. Their measure aims to keep the infection rate low in the city, formerly the epicenter of the nation's epidemic in the spring with thousands of new cases per day. Matthew Joseph, 46, getting off the train from Miami, said he had not been aware of the quarantine order when he boarded. "I'm not as much of a believer on a lot of this stuff, but I follow whatever's necessary to accommodate everyone else," he said. Checkpoint staff handed...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey Transit and Amtrak lines between Penn Station New York and Newark Penn Station have resumed after being suspended in both directions due to the Portal Bridge stuck in an open position.Officials say the bridge failed to close properly around 9:50 a.m."Amtrak engineering forces are on the scene actively working to make repairs as quickly and safely as possible," NJ Transit state. "Trains are being held clear of the bridge so Amtrak and NJT customers should expect delays traveling between New York and New Jersey, in both directions."Midtown Direct service is being diverted to Hoboken. NJ Transit tickets/passes are being cross-honored by PATH at Hoboken, Newark Penn Station and 33rd St. and NJ Transit and private carrier buses.A renovation of the 110-year-old structure will be fully-funded by the federal government.Officials say the nearly $2 billion project that had been plagued by delays caused by red tape.The new bridge will speed up train service along the northeast corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C.EMBED More News Videos The new bridge will speed up train service along the...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey Transit and Amtrak lines between Penn Station New York and Newark Penn Station are suspended in both directions due to the Portal Bridge stuck in an open position.Officials say the bridge failed to close properly around 9:50 a.m."Amtrak engineering forces are on the scene actively working to make repairs as quickly and safely as possible," NJ Transit state. "Trains are being held clear of the bridge so Amtrak and NJT customers should expect delays traveling between New York and New Jersey, in both directions."Midtown Direct service is being diverted to Hoboken. NJ TRANSIT tickets/passes are being cross-honored by PATH at Hoboken, Newark Penn Station and 33rd St. and NJ TRANSIT and private carrier buses.Replacement of the century-old Portal Bridge with a higher-clearance fixed span that does not open and close is an essential element of the Gateway Program which will provide modern, reliable infrastructure for intercity and commuter customers traveling between Newark, NJ and New York Penn Station.----------* More New Jersey news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news...
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