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Magnificent and necessary: A salute to the Moynihan Train Hall

Magnificent and necessary: A salute to the Moynihan Train Hall
This morning, five hours into the new year, while it’s still dark outside, the doors will open on New York’s newest masterpiece, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall. But the brightest part of this spectacular $1.6 billion depot for LIRR and Amtrak passengers won’t have arrived yet.

This morning, five hours into the new year, while it’s still dark outside, the doors will open on New York’s newest masterpiece, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall.That was Chuck Schumer, who has championed the Train Hall plan for years.It may never inspire like Moynihan Train Hall does, but at least it can serve the people with dignity.Farley Building, after Big Jim, FDR’s campaign manager who was postmaster general when the western half of the place was erected.

Big Jim died the very day that Pat began his first Senate run, June 9, 1976.This is what public works can look like and feel like; did you forget?

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