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Address: 7th Ave & West 32nd St, New York City, NY 10001
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A major transportation hub, but that's it.

This station is somehow overrated when it comes to what it really is - it's a central transportation hub, period. nothing more, nor less.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Station on par with ones I have seen in Italy. It was clean, well marked, waiting section appreciated. And if by chance you still need food or beverage they have an excellent reasonabbly priced selection.

Thank Terry5285
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I live in NY and always warn friends to be wary of Penn Station and the surrounding area--particularly if they have children. I would say that it is the nastiest area in Manhattan. The place is full of homeless people (many of whom make the crazies in One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest seem like upstanding citizens). They will ask... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This station is somehow overrated when it comes to what it really is - it's a central transportation hub, period. nothing more, nor less.

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Townsville, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

NYC Penn has Easy Access to Trains and a maned waiting area for Amtrak Customers which is about the main plus, however the place was a mess and full of homeless people during the early hours. Based on my personal experience I'd get here 10 minutes before a train and just go strait to boarding.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live in CT and recently decided to take Amtrak instead of Metro North so arrived here instead of the usual Grand Central. I haven't been here in a few years so I knew it was nothing special but it was much better than I had expected. We wanted to pick up some sweets before heading to our clients so... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been through Penn Station many times but never bothered with the Amtrak waiting room until now. Entry is to ticket holders only and it gives you the chance to sit down for a while before your train arrives. Trains are called ahead of time too, so you get the jump on those who, like I used to, are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a tourist attraction, gloomy, dark and outdated. ..nothing to see, homeless in station and also outside. ..but slightly better than Port Auth Bus Terminal. .

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid Pennsylvania station unless you absolutely have to go someplace, it is hot and congested, typical of New York landmarks. The restaurants are getting better, however, every one of the new venues can be found in other locations in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your transportation hub in NYC, Lots of fast food and cvs,, K mart. All underground. You can catch subway, LIRR, Amtrak, NJ transit and more.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the railroad hub for Amtrak, New Jersey transit and numerous other rail lines. The station is probably going to be completely renovated and moved one block west in a multi billion dollar overhaul. Virtually all Amtrak in the northeast and Midwest comes through here as well as a Canadian passage and long hauls to Florida, Chicago and the... More 

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