Rebuilt: 1963-1968 (sadly)
Branch(es): Basically all Branches of the LIRR.
Connection(s): NYC Subway (1), (2), (3), (A), (C), (E), Check Wikipedia for Bus Services.
State: New York
New York's Penn Station is a disaster. I'm going to regurgitate the common consensus by saying that this is a souless dungeon devoid of any character and grandeur. It's horrible. But, it wasn't always horrible. It used to be godlike, it used to be something special. It used to be grand, if not grander than Grand Cental Terminal. But unfortunately, the Pennsylvania Railroad sold the old station to some developers who demolished it and put Madison Square Garden in it's place. The station now is fully underground.
Now tell me, which jackass thought it was a good idea to put a sports arena on top of a train station?! Welp, the developers at the time did. You see, at the time, railroads were declining faster than Oil Prices during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the generation at the time (supposedly, i'm not a boomer lol) did away with the old and favored the new. Well, that mentality got us here, with a dark dungeon for a train station. Grand Central was going to meet the same fate. Thank god it didnt.
I haven't taken much pictures of Penn, as I try my best to avoid it for the most part because of the Homeless problem as well as fear of me being yelled at by Amtrak police, as this station is owned by Amtrak and not the MTA (why?????). In fact, when I go in here, the first word I hear in my head is "Fentanyl" because who knows what the homeless people do in there? Anyways, if you're from Long Island, try to go to Atlantic Terminal. At least in Atlantic Terminal you get a beautiful and spacious concourse as well as a whole shopping mall. In Penn? You have a Kmart (that I think is closed by the time I'm writing this) as well as a couple fast food spots. Pitiful. But hey! Easy access to Madison Square Garden! That's great right? Fuck Madison Square Garden. #RebuildPennStation.
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