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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,...
    A 19-year-old woman died the day after a single-vehicle crash in Adams County, according to a release by the York County Coroner's office. Courtney Groft, 19, of first block of Sedgwick Drive located in Reading Township, Adams County, was pronounced dead at WellSpan York Hospital on Saturday at 3:10 p.m., the release states. Groft lost control of her vehicle and struck a telephone pole at 2325 East Berlin Road in Adams County on Friday night at approximately 5:28 p.m., according to the release. Following the crash she was transported to the hospital where she later passed. The official cause of death was listed as "blunt force head trauma due to complications related to a single motor vehicle crash" and the manner of death was listed as accidental, as stated on the release. There will be no autopsy but a routine toxicology test was performed, according to the release. Groft was a christian and prior to the release from the coroner's office, her church released a statement on her passing, asking for prayers for her parents and saying, “Courtney was an...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — It doesn’t get any bigger than high school football in western Pennsylvania. We’re committed to bringing you the best team coverage in the region. READ MORE: Fayette County Mother Charged In Death Of 11-Year-Old SonAfter the games, you can find all the latest scores right here! SEARCH FOR YOUR TEAM’S SCORE: Abraham Lincoln 12, Philadelphia George Washington 6 Albert Gallatin 15, Spring Mills, W.Va. 7 Aliquippa 63, New Castle 6 Allentown Central Catholic 17, Bethlehem Catholic 7 Armstrong 42, Indiana 22 Athens 7, Sayre Area 6 Avonworth 40, Quaker Valley 0 Bald Eagle Area def. Bradford, forfeit Bangor 53, Pen Argyl 0 Beaver Falls 58, Elwood City Riverside 0 Bedford 28, Bishop Guilfoyle 10 Belle Vernon 46, McKeesport 14 Bellwood-Antis 25, Claysburg-Kimmel 8 Berlin-Brothersvalley 13, Homer-Center 12 Bermudian Springs 27, Biglerville 0 Bethlehem Center 32, Waynesburg Central 22 Bishop Canevin 43, Imani Christian Academy 0 Bishop McCort 32, Westmont Hilltop 20 Bishop Shanahan 34, Chichester 8 Blackhawk 21, Beaver Area 20 Brookville 42, Brockway 28 Burgettstown 23, Fort Cherry 0 Burrell 19, Valley 14 Butler 27, Erie...
    Parents at a central Pennsylvania school have been warned about a threat of violence under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to police. A letter was sent home to parents of students enrolled in South Western High School in York County over the weekend, according to social media posts and York Dispatch. Penn Township Police "determined the threat was not credible at this time," so the school's schedule has not changed, but an increased police presence has been made around the campus, as stated in the letter by Superintendent Jay Burkhart on Sunday. It is unclear if the threat was specifically made against the school in York County or another South Western High School in the United States, Burkhart said. Penn Township Police were notified of the threat on Saturday night. The investigation is ongoing by both the FBI and Penn Township Police. Anyone with information or knowledge of a threat to the school is asked to contact Penn Township Police.
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — It doesn’t get any bigger than high school football in western Pennsylvania. We’re committed to bringing you the best team coverage in the region. READ MORE: Vigil Held For Jim Rogers, Pittsburgh Man Who Died After Being Tased By Police During ArrestAfter the games, you can find all the latest scores right here! SEARCH FOR YOUR TEAM’S SCORE: Abington 31, Neshaminy 21 Abraham Lincoln 43, Philadelphia Central 6 Academy Park 37, Interboro 10 Aliquippa 49, Montour 0 Avella 30, Bentworth 21 Avonworth 50, Hopewell 0 Bald Eagle Area 48, Bellefonte 0 Bartram 25, Gratz 7 Beaver Area 35, Chartiers Valley 28, OT Beaver Falls 41, Freedom Area 8 Bedford 35, Penn Cambria 7 Belle Vernon 49, Trinity 0 Bellwood-Antis 49, Mount Union 0 Bensalem 33, Council Rock South 13 Berlin-Brothersvalley 29, Portage Area 22 Bermudian Springs 35, York County Tech 6 Berwick 34, Pittston Area 7 Bethel Park 38, Peters Township 8 Bethlehem Freedom 42, Pleasant Valley 0 Big Spring 42, Camp Hill Trinity 33 Bloomsburg 42, Warrior Run 7 Boiling Springs 26, Middletown 23 Bristol 42,...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — It doesn’t get any bigger than high school football in western Pennsylvania. We’re committed to bringing you the best team coverage in the region. READ MORE: 2 Men With Guns Arrested After 911 Caller Reports Sighting Near East Liberty TargetAfter the games, you can find all the latest scores right here! SEARCH FOR YOUR TEAM’S SCORE: Albert Gallatin def. Oakland Southern, Md., forfeit Aliquippa 35, Beaver Area 7 Allentown Dieruff 33, Stroudsburg 14 Ambridge 35, Hopewell 9 Apollo-Ridge 41, Summit Academy 22 Archbishop Wood 30, Philadelphia Roman Catholic 14 Armstrong 37, Mars 0 Athens 50, Hughesville 0 Avon Grove 14, Academy Park 8 Avonworth 35, Keystone Oaks 0 Bald Eagle Area 15, Tyrone 9 Baldwin 21, Norwin 10 Beaver Falls 39, New Brighton 18 Bedford 55, Forest Hills 21 Belle Vernon 56, Laurel Highlands 14 Bellwood-Antis def. Curwensville, forfeit Belmont Charter 8, Palumbo 6 Benjamin Franklin 40, Philadelphia Central 7 Bensalem 6, Council Rock North 0 Bentworth 49, Jefferson-Morgan 48 Berks Catholic 40, Daniel Boone 7 Berlin-Brothersvalley 27, North Star 6 Berwick 21, Tunkhannock 16 Bethel Park...
    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.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As New York City reopens, tourism is slowly returning, but so are unlicensed street vendors. Some people in Chinatown and SoHo say the so-called fake bag bonanza is taking over their neighborhoods in a way they’ve never seen before. READ MORE: Hundreds Pack Harlem Streets To Protest Arrest Of Subway Food Vendors, Dozens Taken Into Custody Tourist Felicia Waller, from North Carolina, showed CBS2’s Lisa Rozner the bogus bling she picked up on Canal Street near Broadway — a Rolex watch for $60 and a Louis Vuitton wristlet for $40. “They kinda bombard you and try to get you to buy,” Waller said. “We got some Louis Vuitton, and some, I think we got a Gucci purse or something,” said Kevin Willis, who is visiting from Jamaica. “We’re looking more for affordability.” The pickup in tourism is harmonious with what locals say is a pickup in peddlers, who scrammed as soon as CBS2’s cameras showed up. Eric Penn says it’s hurting businesses like his. He owns the SoHo Market on Broadway near Howard Street. The shop...
    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 (CBSNewYork) — Two men who operate a carnival business in New York are accused of stealing a trailer containing amusement attractions. Fairfield Police say 52-year-old William Penn, of Staten Island, and 46-year-old George Smith, of East Meadow, made plans to steal the trailer from Funtime Services in Fairfield, New Jersey, earlier this year. READ MORE: Ferry Runs Aground In Brooklyn, Over 100 Passengers Evacuated Penn and a juvenile allegedly traveled to the business on April 12 and stole an enclosed trailer. Inside the trailer were a number of inflatable amusements and a water pistol carnival game. Police say the trailer and its contents are worth about $192,000. READ MORE: New Weekend Curfew Goes Into Effect At Washington Square Park Penn then allegedly towed the trailer to New York City. The trailer was found in a parking lot in Oceanside on April 30 and eventually returned to its owner. Police say Penn and Smith turned themselves in to police on June 2. MORE NEWS: Family Friend Says Actress Lisa Banes Suffered Head Trauma After Being Struck By Scooter On...
    It’s an interstate carny war! Two New York carnival owners were arrested this week after stealing an amusement trailer truck from a New Jersey party shop worth over $192,000. William Penn, 52, of Staten Island, and George Smith, 46, of East Meadow, were caught on security cameras on the George Washington Bridge towing the trailer they’d nicked from Funtime Services in Fairfield, New Jersey. Inside the trailer was a 14-gun water pistol carnival game and “a number of inflatable amusements,” Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna told NJ.com. The amusement trailer truck that was allegedly stole by William Penn and George Smith from Funtime Services in Fairfield, New Jersey.Facebook The trailer was recovered in a parking lot in Oceanside, New York on April 30 and returned to the owner. Penn and Smith have been charged with second-degree theft and conspiracy to commit theft and Manna noted in a statement: “It is alleged that Penn and Smith work together operating their own carnival amusement business in New York and that both worked together to plan to steal the trailer.” Filed under carnival...
    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...
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    New York Giants keeping an eye on Penn State’s standout draft prospects By: Anthony Rivardo March 25, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe 2021 NFL Draft is just around the corner. The draft will take place in about a month and teams are doing their due diligence on prospects. The New York Giants were one of the teams represented today, doing their due diligence, at Penn State’s Pro Day. Pro Days are ever more important this year with no official NFL Scouting Combine. There are two key Penn State prospects that the Giants could target early in the 2021 NFL Draft. Linebacker Micah Parsons and edge rusher Jayson Oweh are both athletic freaks on the defensive side of the ball that could fill positions of need for the Giants next month. Micah Parsons and Jayson Oweh dominate Pro Day What is in the water at Penn State? It seems like every year one of college’s top football programs, Penn State, turns out freakish, superhuman athletes. This year, those two athletes are Micah Parsons and Jayson...
    Actor Sean Penn wrote a scathing email to workers at his nonprofit organization after two employees helping to administer COVID-19 vaccines apparently complained online about work conditions. In a 2,200-word email sent to staffers Friday, Penn accused the complainers of "obscene critiques" and said they should quit, the Los Angeles Times reported. "To whoever authored these, understand that in every cell of my body is a vitriol for the way your actions reflect so harmfully upon your brothers and sisters in arms," Penn wrote, per the New York Post. Two people who said they worked for Penns Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), commented on a Jan. 28 New York Times story that described a day at the Dodger Stadium mass vaccination site. A self-described "CORE staff" member commented that employees were overworked after city Mayor Eric Garcetti switched the stadium from a virus testing site to a vaccination center.  The staffers worked 18-hour days, six days per week, "without the opportunity to take breaks," the person wrote. Penn said CORE, which he co-founded after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, had "strong complaint procedures and endless other internal...
    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...
    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Left in the lurch by minor league contraction, the Tri-City ValleyCats have filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros. The suit, filed Thursday in New York State Supreme Court, seeks more than $15 million, ValleyCats chairman Doug Gladstone told the Albany Times-Union. The move comes in response to MLB’s decision to drop 42 minor league affiliates. The ValleyCats played in the now-defunct New York-Penn League, operating as a short-season affiliate of the Astros for 18 seasons. Gladstone told the Times-Union the loss of the affiliation greatly affected the value of the franchise, which was moved from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Troy in 2002 by Gladstone’s late father. It had previously been located in Little Falls, New York. The ValleyCats won three New York-Penn League championships and drew more than 4,000 fans per game for 11 straight seasons — from 2008-18. In their most recent season, Tri-City had the third-highest attendance in the 14-team league, averaging more than 3,869. The only two teams that were higher, Brooklyn and Hudson Valley, survived...
    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...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The High Line will be extended to connect to the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, providing an alternate way to access Amtrak and LIRR, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday as part of his State of the State address.The proposal will extend the High Line to create new public space and ease foot traffic in the area.As part of a public-private partnership, Brookfield Property Group will partner with Empire State Development, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Friends of the High Line to build an L-shaped connection from the 10th Avenue terminus of the High Line to Brookfield's Manhattan West public space."This will be the most ambitious redevelopment that New York City has seen in decades," Cuomo said. "When the private sector economy lags, state governments build infrastructure and spur development. The beautiful Moynihan Train Hall is open, the renovation of Penn Station and this High Line extension project begin this year. This connection is part of a district-wide redevelopment of the West Side that will jumpstart the private market in a post-COVID...
    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,...
    The property opened its doors as a toy store for 29 years. Photo: Joe Raedle / . The former Toys R Us store on Harrisburg Pike will be converted into a Pennsylvania Health System hospital facility. The property will open in winter 2021 as a 47,000-square-foot outpatient facility in Lancaster County. The state health system has a hospital under construction in the area and has opened another in East Hempfield, Fox 43 reported. Penn State Health will replace the building’s façade and complete 25,000 square feet of the interior by March 2022. The remainder of the interior will be the second phase of the project but when it will be completed has not yet been determined. The center will make it possible to offer the most accessible healthcare services for people living in the community, said Steve Massini, CEO of Penn State Health, during a public statement. Related: Ikea teams up with LEGO to make a series of very special decorative boxes. The new outpatient center will be located on the site...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on July 11, 2016. Donald Trump was a relatively small player in the New York real estate world in 1975, but the Commodore Hotel promised to put him in the big leagues. The area around the famous old hotel next to Grand Central Station was decrepit, but Trump saw a rare (and cheap) opportunity to remake the famous property and bring new business to Manhattan’s then-seedy Midtown. The mayor at the time was Abe Beame, a Brooklyn politician who was close to Trump’s father, Fred. In talking to one of the men responsible for selling the Commodore, Beame described his relationship to the Trumps in simple terms. “Whatever my friends Fred and Donald want in this town, they get,” the mayor said, according to journalist Michael D’Antonio’s recent Trump biography, Never Enough. What Trump wanted...
    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 YORK (CBSNewYork) – Facebook has secured a mega Midtown lease even as more people continue to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. The social media giant will move into the landmark Farley Post Office Building, just one block from Penn Station. Facebook will reportedly take over the 730,000 square foot main office. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home How To Safely Remove Disposable Gloves How Make Your Own Face Covering Complete Coronavirus Coverage The building, which is under renovation, will also house restaurants and the Penn Station expansion the Moynihan Train Hall. “This is a significant moment in New York’s road to build back better and stronger and demonstrates our continuing resilience. Once complete, the Penn-Farley complex will be a world-class 21st century transportation, retail and business hub that...
    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...
    New York Giants: Saquon Barkley Receives BTN All-Decade Honors By: Cay North June 30, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThere’s not many running backs in the NFL more prolific right now than New York Giants star Saquon Barkley, and this season, Barkley might break through and establish himself as the top running back in the league as a whole. However, Barkley’s history of dominance stretches back to before his NFL career. The Giants drafted him at number two overall because of his accomplishments as one of the top backs in the country at Penn State. More recently, Barkley was recognized by the Big Ten Network for his play in college which saw him lead Penn State in their revival as one of the top programs in the country. Barkley played at the same time as multiple other influential running backs in the conference, Ezekiel Elliot included, but at the end of the day it was Barkley that was selected by BTN for their All-Decade Team. ...
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