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Morrone on the Farley Post Office

Farley Post Office from westFrancis Morrone, in a piece in the New York Sun on the Hudson Yards [The Fate of the Hudson Yards] provides some interesting information about the Farley Post Office:

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Three Architecture Firms Retained for Penn Station District Development

Architectural Record reports that Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), Foster + Partners, and Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) have been retained by a joint venture of the Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust as architects for the multi-billion-dollar-project to redevelop the Pennsylvania Station district. The article [SOM, Foster, and KPF to Remake Penn Station] by

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Times Sports Columnist Vecsey Sides With a Landmark Penn Station

George Vecsey, sports columnist for the New York Times, writes a railroad fan's plea for a landmark Penn Station, and warns that the Dolans and Cablevision, current owners of Madison Square Garden, might spoil the train station again. In "With the Dolans Involved, Expect More Ugliness," [New York Times Select] Vecsey notes:

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Gabe Pressman Supports Development

WNBC's Gabe Pressman, in a 6 July 2007 column, [Will Moynihan's Dream Come True?] joins with Senator Moynihan's widow, Liz, and daughter, Maura, in supporting the Vornado and Related Companies [unnamed in column] plan for development. He also dismisses unspecified criticisms from 'civic groups' in a manner that would probably not please the civic-minded senator.

Pressman acknowledges the contributions of Senator Moynihan:

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New York Times Calls Governor to Respect History and Protect Penn Station

The New York Times editorial [Senator Moynihan's Legacy] asks New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to respect the legacy of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the history of the Farley Post Office. It starts with the recent good news:

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Vornado Realty Hires Lobbyist, AP Reports

Moynihan Station developers Vornado Realty Trust and its partner the Related Companies LP hired Cassidy & Associates to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form, the AP reports.

The firm will help facilitate communication with Amtrak and congressional members, according to the form filed Tuesday.

It looks like it's time for supporters of a sane Penn Station development to communicate with Amtrak and members of congress as well. Let them know what the public seeks in this development.

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Plan for Moynihan Station Coming in Three Weeks, Notes New York Times

In a July 4 article by Charles Bagli, New Grandeur for Penn Station in Latest Plan, the New York Times notes:


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