The perpetual zombie that is Midtown's Moynihan Station train hub was resurrected for approximately the 837th time this morning. Senator Charles Schumer announced that the station construction project will be getting $83.3 million in federal stimulus funding. For what? The plan is still to turn the landmark Farley Post Office into a station for Amtrak, which struck a deal last fall to relocate there from neighboring (and eventually connected) Penn Station. Back when that deal was made, construction cost estimates stood at around $1 billion. Plans included dining, retail?including a potential big-box store?a post office, and glass skylights. This cash infusion will maybe cover a few panes of glass, but at least NY1 had an excuse to create some nifty animated renderings.
· Schumer: $83M to convert Post Office into new Penn Station [NYP]
· Moynihan Station coverage [Curbed]