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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,...
    More from: Nicole Gelinas Good on Adams for taking on a wounded Cuomo How NYC became the Big Easy NYCs next mayor will have to contend with hostile, lefty City Council NYC progressives are going to lose the Dem primary to soaring crime What will NYCs mayor-in-waiting do with six months from election to office? Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to ram a monstrosity onto a pandemic-traumatized Manhattan: his “Empire Station” and Penn South project. The boondoggle — unpriced but in the tens of billions — is a huge favor to a developer who is jealous of Hudson Yards. It’s supposed to raise money for transit but will suck money away from MTA needs.  Empire Station will supposedly save Penn Station by creating eight new tracks for the 21-track hub, bringing “natural light” inside the terminal and allowing more capacity for New Jersey Transit. Cuomo hopes eight office towers will pay for much of the new station: Think Hudson Yards, but with Madison Square Garden shoved in the middle, instead of the Vessel. Yet Gotham has about half a billion square...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that a major project to connect the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North line to Penn Station would resume after the federal government signed off on the more than $1.5 billion project. The governor made the announcement in the Bronx, which stands to benefit from the rail extension. The project will create four Metro North stations in the New York City borough, with a targeted opening date of 2025. The state initially picked three groups as eligible to bid on the project in February 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the MTA to pause the endeavor. Cuomo told reporters and an audience gathered in the Bronx’s Co-Op City that with the pandemic waning, it was time to start work again on vital infrastructure work. “Connecting Metro-North to Penn Station has long been an important next step not just for New York City's economic growth and development, but for protecting our environment and providing more equitable access to transit in our communities,” the governor said. “This restarted selection process for a firm...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing the Metro-North Penn Station Access Project to resume. It includes building four Metro-North stations in Co-Op City, Morris Park, Parkchester and Hunts Point in the Bronx. READ MORE: Hundreds Of Metropolitan Opera Stagehands, Musicians, Other Union Members Rally Amid Bitter Contract Dispute The new stops will reduce the current 75-minute commute from Co-Op City to Penn Station to just 25 minutes. READ MORE: Basic Agreement Reached To Avert Connecticut Nursing Homes Strike “What does it mean? Better economy, less traffic, improved air quality, better community connections, 160 trains per day, five times more than Amtrak runs now, moving 30,000 people,” Cuomo said. MORE NEWS: Gov. Cuomo Under Fire Over Remarks About Sexual Harassment: Harassment Is Not Making Someone Feel Uncomfortable The governor says the project is expected to be completed by 2025.
    More from: Steve Cuozzo Dagon is the best new NYC restaurant of the pandemic Hotels, investment transform stretch of Broadway from shabby to chic 425 Park Avenue tower inks first new lease in more than two years Why are Manhattans COVID rates so low compared with the rest of NYC? A New York institution is set to expand with $35 million gift Say this for Andrew Cuomo: He’s a full-service governor when it comes to wrecking New York City.  Send thousands to lonely deaths in nursing homes? Check. Appoint pals to the parole board who set killers free? Check.  Lock down restaurants and cinemas while they’re open everywhere else in the state? Check.  Give female aides a hands-on lesson in Albany governance? Go for it!  Now he’s targeted an entire Manhattan neighborhood for mass destruction. Namely, his witless folly known as the Empire Station Complex, a multi-billion-dollar corruption-cooker in the Penn Station area. Call it Andrew Cuomo’s God Complex. He answers not to New Yorkers whom he’s supposed to serve, but only to the whims of his towering arrogance. ...
    Transit officials are mulling proposals to bring more light into Penn Station’s dreary corridors — without having to move Madison Square Garden, according to a new report. MTA exec Janno Lieber presented two concepts on Friday to “city, state, community and advocacy leaders,” the Wall Street Journal reported . Under one proposal, 40 percent of the station’s upper level would be eliminated — creating a single-level facility with 40 foot-high ceilings. The concourses would be widened to make up for the lost capacity. The other concept would keep the upper level in place but create an atrium in a former Amtrak waiting area. Both revamps would transform the station’s blueprint into a grid, the report said. “You are lost in this enclosed box,” Lieber told WSJ. “What we want to do in either version is to open it up.” The MTA seeks to bring more light to Penn Station’s dreary corridors.Getty Images Lieber did not provide a cost estimate for either proposal, the Journal said. He told the paper any Penn Station revamp could be funded as part of...
    A longtime community activist says she’s been bullied by Gov. Cuomo’s machine on his multi-billion dollar Penn Station redevelopment, which she says includes a “disastrous” under-the-radar plan for 10 skyscrapers ringing the transit hub. Layla Law-Gisiko, chair of Community Board 5’s land use, housing and zoning committee, and others told The Post that Cuomo snuck a Trojan horse into his sweeping overhaul of Penn Station. On June 30, with the city in the throes of the pandemic, state officials quietly unveiled a plan within a plan, called the Empire Station Complex, to allow Vornado Realty and other unnamed developers to build 10 tall towers that would purportedly generate revenues to pay for the Penn Station makeover. The towers, including five so-called “supertalls” that would rise up to 1,300 feet, and two over 900 feet, would surround the 34th Street train station in a two-block radius. Opponents say the development is being overseen only by state agencies with no oversight from the city or the state legislature. When The Post asked a spokesman for the Empire Station complex about oversight, he pointed...
    More On: penn station Female subway assailant tells Penn Station vic, ‘God bless you’ Chivalry isn’t dead: Man lifts woman over NYC slush puddle after snowstorm Missing New Jersey college student last seen in NYC: report Cuomo pushes pricey West Side Manhattan projects as 2021 priorities A longtime community activist says she’s been bullied by Gov. Cuomo’s machine on his multi-billion dollar Penn Station redevelopment, which she says includes a “disastrous” under-the-radar plan for 10 skyscrapers ringing the transit hub. Layla Law-Gisiko, chair of Community Board 5’s land use, housing and zoning committee, and others told The Post that Cuomo snuck a Trojan horse into his sweeping overhaul of Penn Station. On June 30, with the city in the throes of the pandemic, state officials quietly unveiled a plan within a plan, called the Empire Station Complex, to allow Vornado Realty and other unnamed developers to build 10 tall towers that would purportedly generate revenues to pay for the Penn Station makeover. The towers, including five so-called “supertalls” that would rise up to 1,300 feet, and two over 900 feet, would...
    More On: penn station A chance to rectify Penn Station’s grime 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 There’s hope yet for out-of-town commuters — and maybe even the city itself: The James A. Farley Post Office has been transformed into an elegant and spacious train station, an addition to Penn Station across the street featuring a sunlight-bathing 92-foot-high skylight. Kudos to Gov. Cuomo, who deserves credit for seeing the renovation through, three decades after Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan first suggested it. Moynihan Train Hall, as it’s called, opened Friday, and it’s part of a $1.6 billion project that will include elaborate lounges, restaurants and passageways to Penn Station. The new facility will serve LIRR, MTA and Amtrak passengers, easing crowding and offering a pleasant ambiance. Unfortunately, Penn itself remains a dingy hellhole — ugly, dirty and rife with the homeless and the mentally ill. The pandemic only aggravated the situation, with squatters becoming more...
    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...
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Phil Murphy announced a major makeover Tuesday for a New Jersey transit hub. “I’m proud to announce that work is going to begin immediately on $30 million in renovations to Newark Penn Station paid for through state funds,” Murphy said. “The interior of this historic station will be brought back to life to mirror the diversity and bustling city that awaits outside these doors.” Opened in 1935, Newark Penn Station is one of the busiest in the country. More: Dramatic Video Shows NJ Transit Police Officers Revive Unresponsive Newborn At Newark Penn Station Gov. Murphy says these renovations are just part of a $190 million plan to re-envision how the station serves as a gateway to that city. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK FDNY: EMS Crew Robbed At Gunpoint After Responding To Fake 911 Call 12-Year-Old Queens Boy, 7-Year-Old Cousin Found Safe After Taking Parents’ SUV On Joyride To Delaware Border Survey: 55% Of FDNY Members Don’t Want To Take COVID-19 Vaccine
    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...
    The NYPD is asking for volunteers from its civilian staff to enforce the state’s quarantine order for travelers, The Post has learned. A memo sent out to NYPD members less than an hour before Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he was setting up checkpoints to enter New York City, said the off-duty “volunteers will be assigned to Penn Station or Port Authority Bus Terminal.” The civilian members of the NYPD who volunteer will be charged with collecting forms from out-of-state travelers and “reminding” them of the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The NYPD’s civilian staff, which totals just shy of 20,000, was hit hard by the coronavirus when it swept through the department, killing more than three dozen. De Blasio announced the crackdown, with hefty fines for those who violate, Wednesday morning alongside New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito, whose agency is taking the lead in enforcement. The Port Authority Police Department, which patrols the bus terminal and Penn Station, along with the bridges and tunnels, did not immediately respond to what their role, if any, would be in the new...
    The NYPD is asking for volunteers from its civilian staff to enforce the state’s quarantine order for travelers, The Post has learned. A memo sent out to NYPD members less than an hour before Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he was setting up checkpoints to enter New York City, said the off-duty “volunteers will be assigned to Penn Station or Port Authority Bus Terminal.” The civilian members of the NYPD who volunteer will be charged with collecting forms from out-of-state travelers and “reminding” them of the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The NYPD’s civilian staff, which totals just shy of 20,000, was hit hard by the coronavirus when it swept through the department, killing more than three dozen. De Blasio announced the crackdown, with hefty fines for those who violate, Wednesday morning alongside New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito, whose agency is taking the lead in enforcement. The Port Authority Police Department, which patrols the bus terminal and Penn Station, along with the bridges and tunnels, did not immediately respond to what their role, if any, would be in the new policy....
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