NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two years ago, Vice President Joe Biden compared LaGuardia Airport to that of a third world country.
Now, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said another New York City transportation hub embarrassingly draws similar comparisons.READ MORE: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
Cuomo likened Penn Station to Dante’s “Inferno” during a Long Island transportation event in Suffolk County on Tuesday.
“Penn Station is a disgrace,” Cuomo said. “Imagine what they say when they get off the train. ‘This is New York? Looks like the seven levels of hell. I’m in New York?’ I mean, that’s Penn Station.”READ MORE: Stocks Slump As Investors Fret About Fed And China's Evergrande Group
The governor added more people go through Penn Station every day than all three major New York City airports combined.
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Earlier this year, Cuomo announced a $3 billion plan to revamp the dilapidated station.