NEW YORK | Penn Station Expansion/Improvements

This reminds me of the LGA Airtrain plan discussion. I don’t get this mindset, where something is lamentable if it isn’t ideal. And judgements of relative practicality are never strawman; they’re essential to the discussion or we’re just doing fantasy roleplay.

MSG isn’t going anywhere, right now. Even the “move MSG” constituencies generally support the current proposal. So I don’t see the point of lamenting the lack of a comprehensive, grand gesture. Penn will be fixed in a piecemeal manner, with a technocratic lens, and that’s fine. We may get something worthy of the pre-1963 concourse, but not right now.