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Moynihan Train Hall opening in January

Moynihan Train Hall opening in January

Old May 9, 21, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
The Metropolitan lounge is on the other side of the building. It has a very nice terrace, but indoor.
take another look at the photo -- there's a matching outdoor patio on the other side of the building! But, my guess is that it, too, is reserved for Facebook workers...
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Old May 9, 21, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by EsquireFlyer View Post
You recognized the orientation of the photo from the appearance of the streets? Good eye!
Haha, it's pretty easy to do - just look at the direction the traffic is flowing on the street. Of course you have to know that 8th Ave. is one way going north. :-)

I've been in the Metropolitan Lounge three times now and I see no evidence at all that they will add outside terrace access on their side of the building.
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Old Jun 2, 21, 8:37 pm
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I'm usually starting or ending my trip at Penn Station, but this time I'm just passing through. I wanted to see the new Moynihan Hall, is the dwell time at NYP on an Acela long enough for me to pop out and take a quick look around Moynihan Hall and get back on, or am I playing with fire?
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Old Jun 3, 21, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by Tweed Jet Set View Post
I'm usually starting or ending my trip at Penn Station, but this time I'm just passing through. I wanted to see the new Moynihan Hall, is the dwell time at NYP on an Acela long enough for me to pop out and take a quick look around Moynihan Hall and get back on, or am I playing with fire?
It is possible, but you would have to run and run in the right direction. If you take the wrong path you will end up in old Penn station. I wouldn't recommend it. It's not going away and you can see it some other time.
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Old Jun 4, 21, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by Tweed Jet Set View Post
I'm usually starting or ending my trip at Penn Station, but this time I'm just passing through. I wanted to see the new Moynihan Hall, is the dwell time at NYP on an Acela long enough for me to pop out and take a quick look around Moynihan Hall and get back on, or am I playing with fire?
IIRC, the typical dwell time for the Acela at NYP is only about 11-12 minutes, which while technically enough time is a bit tight. (It is by definition enough time to get up and back down, since NYP bound passengers need to get off the train before boarding of WAS or BOS bound passengers officially begins.) Take the westernmost escalator (WAS end of the train) then take it back down when boarding starts.

While Moynihan itself is not that large (tbh for $1.6B I was kind of underwhelmed), I'd probably just wait until you have more time.
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Old Jun 4, 21, 8:32 am
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You need to factor in checkin time. If there are ppl in front of you you will not have enough time to get back so would not risk it. The checkin process now take longer because they are under man and they need to you fill out a form and take temp check. The few times I went only once they had 2 ppl checking ppl in.

I asked before about lockers and no one responded. So here is the skinny - lockers are opposite the bathrooms. They do not have locks but they say is safe. I would not store anything valuable in them (ie., laptops, etc).









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Old Jun 4, 21, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by hotelfanatic View Post
You need to factor in checkin time. If there are ppl in front of you you will not have enough time to get back so would not risk it. The checkin process now take longer because they are under man and they need to you fill out a form and take temp check. The few times I went only once they had 2 ppl checking ppl in.

I asked before about lockers and no one responded. So here is the skinny - lockers are opposite the bathrooms. They do not have locks but they say is safe. I would not store anything valuable in them (ie., laptops, etc).
A "locker" without locks?!!!! That's absurd. Maybe it would work in Switzerland, but not here. And the lockers do not appear to be numbered, so you would have to remember "second from the right" or whatever...
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Old Jun 4, 21, 8:03 pm
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Originally Posted by hotelfanatic View Post
You need to factor in checkin time. If there are ppl in front of you you will not have enough time to get back so would not risk it. The checkin process now take longer because they are under man and they need to you fill out a form and take temp check. The few times I went only once they had 2 ppl checking ppl in.

I asked before about lockers and no one responded. So here is the skinny - lockers are opposite the bathrooms. They do not have locks but they say is safe. I would not store anything valuable in them (ie., laptops, etc).
Did you ask or was there any notice about when the bar will open? We had heard about late June/early July.
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Old Jun 4, 21, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by bennos View Post
While Moynihan itself is not that large (tbh for $1.6B I was kind of underwhelmed), I'd probably just wait until you have more time.
I agree. To be honest, I thought it was quite lovely as a post office, although I'd only been in there once or maybe twice. I mean, the train hall is bright and spacious, which is nice, but it really feels like it could be the lobby to an office building in Houston's Galleria District. And there's nowhere to sit!

On another note, when I took Amtrak back from Philly last month (my first time in a year and a half), I came back up in the old Penn Station waiting area near the former Solari board (RIP). It looked much cleaner and brighter than I remember it being - did they renovate that area recently? It seemed like there was new signage up, brighter lighting, cleaner floors... it looked quite nice!
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Old Jun 5, 21, 6:46 am
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Lockers have numbers and the bar will be opening over the summer.

The folks behind the counter are amazing! All extremely friendly and accommodating. The Latte is very good.
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Old Jun 5, 21, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by AndyPatterson View Post
A "locker" without locks?!!!! That's absurd. Maybe it would work in Switzerland, but not here. And the lockers do not appear to be numbered, so you would have to remember "second from the right" or whatever...
In the old Club Acela it was simply a room near the entrance where you could leave your bags.

I did so countless times without any issues. These lockers actually seem like an upgrade to be honest.

Also, I have used similar "lockers" at various airports inside of lounges (IST and NRT spring to mind first.) Again, without incident.
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