Penn Station is the Blight

Janes Walk

Led By John Massengale, Chair, CNU NYC AND Camille Cortes

Governor Hochul and the Empire State Development Corporation want to clear away blight around New York’s Pennsylvania Station. But Penn Station and the buildings above the underground station are the blight. Together, they create some “border vacuums,” Jane Jacobs’ name for dead spaces that suck the life off city streets. Will the state’s plan fix that? CNU NYC Chair John Massengale thinks Jane would say no. Let’s walk and talk.

The walking tour will be wheelchair accessible.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Sunday, May 8, 2022
3:00 PM
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Advocacy, Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
Seventh Avenue entrance to Penn Station. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Rickyrab. Modifications: photo cropped.