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Expanding Affordable Housing, Green Space in Hell’s Kitchen

Expanding Affordable Housing, Green Space in Hell’s Kitchen

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Hell’s Kitchen South Coalition (HKSC) unveiled a draft of its neighborhood plan at their Tues., April 3 meeting. “We are excited to share what we’ve been working on in the past year,” the Reverend Tiffany Triplett Henkel, chair of the coalition’s steering committee, said to kick off the meeting […]

Affirmations and Adrenaline as Singer Celebrates 60th at Port Authority

Affirmations and Adrenaline as Singer Celebrates 60th at Port Authority

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Broadway or bust, so the saying goes. Or… you could also sing near Broadway — in a bus terminal. Not just any bus terminal, that is, but the most famous and busiest one in the world. That’s what Jonathan Kuhn did for his 60th birthday, giving a 90-minute virtuoso performance during […]

Air Quality Questioned as Bus Terminal Revamp Plans Proceed

Air Quality Questioned as Bus Terminal Revamp Plans Proceed

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Like boxers lacing up their gloves before a bout, community groups are readying themselves with studies, statistics, and strategies as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey eyes its bus terminal expansion. It is unclear whether the Port Authority will replace or renovate its aging facility on Eighth […]

Port Authority Now Weighs Build-in-Place Renovation

Port Authority Now Weighs Build-in-Place Renovation

BY JACKSON CHEN | In a potential dramatic change of course, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is now pursuing a study about the feasibility of renovating its existing bus terminal into a modern facility to meet the growing volume of passenger traffic. The current bus terminal on Eighth Avenue between West […]

Port Authority Finalizes 10-Year Capital Plan With $3.5B for New Bus Terminal

Port Authority Finalizes 10-Year Capital Plan  With $3.5B for New Bus Terminal

BY JACKSON CHEN | In a February 16 vote, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s board gave final approval to a 10-year capital plan of $32.2 billion. The 2017-2026 plan includes a $3.5 billion allocation for the replacement of its Midtown bus terminal – a project for which there is no agreed-upon approach […]

Spurred by New Bus Terminal Threat, Hell’s Kitchen Residents Forge New Coalition

Spurred by New Bus Terminal Threat,  Hell’s Kitchen Residents Forge New Coalition

BY JACKSON CHEN | At the Hell’s Kitchen South Community Coalition’s first official meeting on February 7, members presented the results of an expansive neighborhood survey conducted since December and began discussing their goals moving forward. The coalition was first ignited as the community’s way of responding to its lack of public input into the […]

Midtown West Super-Projects Tackled at CB5 Forum

Midtown West Super-Projects Tackled at CB5 Forum

BY JACKSON CHEN | To bring some organized planning to the cluster of crucial transportation projects in Midtown West, Community Board 5 hosted a forum exploring the future options for the area. Located within a roughly 10-block area, there are four major proposed projects in the neighborhood, including the replacement of the dilapidated Port Authority […]

With New Bus Terminal Fuss Unabated, Port Authority Allocates Billions

With New Bus Terminal Fuss Unabated, Port Authority Allocates Billions

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey earmarked $3.5 billion for its controversial bus terminal replacement project as its board approved a $29.5 billion 2017-2026 capital plan on January 5. The replacement project aims to expand on the capacity of the decades-old bus terminal on Eighth Avenue between 40th […]

Facing Bus Terminal Expansion, Hell’s Kitchen Unites

Facing Bus Terminal Expansion, Hell’s Kitchen Unites

BY EILEEN STUKANE | After having their buttons pushed by –everything from a lack of communication to eminent domain threats, members of the Hell’s Kitchen community are hitting “restart” on their approach to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s plans for expanding its aging bus terminal, now located between Eighth and Ninth […]

Facing Port Authority Growth, CB4 Maps Its Own Backyard

Facing Port Authority Growth, CB4 Maps Its Own Backyard

BY EILEEN STUKANE | The sprawling entity that is the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has slowed the forward march of its planned bus terminal expansion in Hell’s Kitchen by forming a working group with representatives from both states and reaching out for community engagement in the effort. The working group emerges […]

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