Our Advocacy

Stop the Empire Station Complex

The Empire Station Coalition Members are working to educate the public about the proposed Empire Station Complex. The Empire Station Complex is a proposed redevelopment of the area around Penn Station. The proposal was presented in Governor Cuomo’s January 2020 State of the State address.  The proposal will create more problems than it solves. It will cost the city billions of dollars; will not the solve the infrastructure issues with Penn Station; will create ten new buildings in an area with mostly empty office buildings; and several National Register eligible buildings will be demolished. Penn Station has serious transportation issues that need to be fixed and this proposal in no way does that.

Please sign the petition below to tell our state officials you are opposed to the damaging Empire Station Complex redevelopment plan.


On August 13, 2021 the coalition held a forum discussing the many concerns about the development project.


Empire Station Coalition Members: 29th Street Association, City Club of NY, CNY NYC, Hell’s Kitchen Block Association, Historic Districts Council, Human-Scale NYC, RethinkNYC, Limited Equity and Affordability at Penn South, Midtown South Community Council, Penn-Area Residents Committee, TakeBackNYC, and the Victorian Society New York.


Read Untapped New York’s article DON’T DEMOLISH PENN STATION TWICE: SAVE THE POWERHOUSE to learn about the Penn Station Service Building, located at 236-248 West 31st Street and the Empire Station Complex