NY Penn Station

One of the most overcrowded train stations in America, New York Penn Station is at the center of significant urban infrastructural issues and complex social dynamics. Improvements to and expansion of the station have proved challenging, as has regular infrastructural maintenance, which is further burdened by increasing use and demand.…

NY Penn Station

New York Penn Station, one of the busiest and most overcrowded train stations in America, is at the center of significant urban infrastructural issues and complex social dynamics. Given its geographic location underneath Madison Square Garden, improvements to and expansion of the station have proved challenging, as has regular infrastructural…

Site visit, Penn Station

I noticed new signage and graphics in areas of the station perhaps with a more targeted approach to way-finding given the the sometimes disorientating experience of going below ground to enter Penn Station while staring at Madison Square Garden resting on top of the site. I also came across a…

New York Penn Station -- Interviews

By Sadie Dempsey, Timothy Clark, Yicheng Xu Amtrak We identified Amtrak as an integral source of general information given their ownership New York Penn Station and placed an interview request for CEO Richard Anderson with their office of media relations. The organization, through spokesman Jason Abrams, replied that Mr. Anderson…

Moving maps response

My takeaway from Cosgrove’s chapter on Moving Maps is practical and, I think, simple: to be knowledgeable and perhaps a bit skeptical of data and information sources; and, to be prudent in the understanding of cartographic process in order to maintain a heightened awareness of potential imperfections inherent in…

New York Penn Station

Our charts and data sets are compiled for access here. Revisiting issues such as flooding, overcrowding and ridership safety, and infrastructure maintenance at New York Penn Station, we start with a closer look at the NYC Department of City Planning Flood Map (pictured top). Given the proximity to the Hudson…

Pulitzer data

“What Went Wrong,” a special report published by the Miami Herald four months after Hurricane Andrew, depicts negligence and corruption by developers, builders and home inspectors, and presents an exhaustive and compelling exposé with descriptive drawings, diagrams and images. The newspaper’s thorough processing of 60,000 damage inspection reports…