Investigating Exactly What Makes NYC's Penn Station The Worst in the Nation

What makes New York's Penn Station suck so bad?
What makes New York's Penn Station suck so bad?
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A recent article in The Verge investigates why New York City's Penn Station is so bad, why people hate it so much, and what can be done about it in the future.

Today, Penn Station is more like a polished turd, except it’s not really polished. It’s been called “the worst place in New York City,” “the worst transit experience in the US,” and “the worst place on Earth” — and that’s just from Googling one adjective. It’s home to three different railroads: Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and Long Island Rail Road, but it is almost entirely owned by Amtrak. Madison Square Garden squats on top of the station, choking off all natural light and air. Its cramped corridors, suffocating odors, confusing signage, and baffling layout make the overall experience of traveling through Penn Station equal to a very invasive, very unnecessary surgery. Without anesthesia.

Read the detailed full article for all of the reasons detailing exactly why Penn Station is considered the worst in the US.

via The Verge

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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