Tag: urban planning

New York City’s Old Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station in New York City was the Northeast regional hub for the Pennsylvania Railroad, an iconic Beaux Arts style train terminal constructed in 1910. After World War II, in the wake of the modern, suburban, car-centric era, which emphasized road over rails, ridership fell. Meanwhile Manhattan real estate prices skyrocketed and the Pennsylvania Railroad,…

The People’s Waterfront

by Caryn Hunt “What if?” asks native Philadelphian and PennPraxis executive director Harris Steinberg. What if Philadelphia could transform itself into a truly world-class city? What if we created “one of the greatest boulevards in the world”? What if that plan was for a “public realm along the waterfront that is so Philadelphian that all…

NABR Covers the Waterfront

Perhaps you are familiar with Neighbors Allied for the Best Riverfront (NABR) from their citywide “CasiNO” campaign, whose signs are in the windows of many homes, especially those closest to the proposed casino sites. Perhaps you’ve gotten literature about the state stripping Philadelphia of zoning authority over casinos from a NABR member running a table…