For the first time since the original Penn Station was torn down 50 years ago, there is an opportunity to consider the future of both the Garden and Penn Station. RPA and Municipal Art Society have joined in a public campaign to bring to New York a world-class transit hub and a world-class sports and entertainment arena. Learn more...
New York City, home to RPA’s main office, is also the base for our work in the city, Long Island and in the Hudson Valley.
Our work in New York encompasses a broad range of projects aimed at ensuring the vitality, sustainability and growth of the region’s economic core. We also advance ideas and plans aimed at improving economic opportunity.
One of our key recent initiatives has involved research into ways to improve the city’s resilience to severe storms. We have analyzed and advocated for zoning changes to New York City’s East Midtown area in order to attract more economic development, looked at the need to protect affordable housing in East Harlem and sought to expand New Yorkers’ access to the waterfront with projects along the Brooklyn waterfront and around Jamaica Bay. We also have launched a campaign to replace the current Penn Station with a new station that can accommodate the region’s population and serve as a worthy gateway to the city.