Earlier this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul revealed her plans for the future of Penn Station and the surrounding area, scaling-down a proposal that was first put forth by her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo.
Hochul wants to turn the station into a single-level train hall with a massive concourse and high ceilings.
She also plans to keep the skyscrapers part of the original plan, but with decreased heights.
The reconstruction is expected to cost upwards of $7 billion over a five-year period.
Brian Fritsch, manager of advocacy campaigns at the Regional Plan Association, and Layla Law-Gisiko, chair of Manhattan Community Board 5's Land Use, Housing and Zoning Committee, joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” on Friday to talk about the impact that the plan might have on the surrounding neighborhoods.