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Tuesday Night: Next Steps for Planning and Development on the Far West Side

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In moderating our most recent panel discussion on Moynihan Station, Alex Washburn, chief urban designer, NYC Department of City Planning, and a former aid to the late Senator Moynihan said, “Senator Moynihan wanted to rebuild Penn Station not just to give us a wonderful station, not just even to give us an icon, but I think most importantly to prove to ourselves that we can get things done, that we can build again, and that that will open up our future.”

Tomorrow night, a group of experts will convene at the Municipal Art Society for a discussion about how realizing Senator Moynihan’s vision by building a new train station could open up the Far West Side and help secure the future of the city.

Charles Bagli, economic development reporter for the New York Times, will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Moynihan Station: What Needs to Happen Next.” Panelists include: Kent Barwick, president, Municipal Art Society; Richard L. Brodsky, assemblyman, New York State Assembly; Anna Hayes Levin, chair, Community Board 4; and Daniel A. Biederman, president, 34th Street Partnership.

Among the issues that will be discussed:

  • Who should be in charge of Moynihan Station?
  • The impact of troubled Hudson Yards negotiations
  • How should we prioritize the public projects on the Far West Side?
  • How ARC fits into planning the Far West Side
  • The future of Javits Center