9. Sunnyside Yards
Big things are afoot for Sunnyside Yards in Long Island, the latest target of a decking project, akin to those underway at Hudson Yards and Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn (now Pacific Park). The area is currently undergoing a master plan process led by the City of New York and Amtrak, with town halls taking place last fall. If completed, it would represent one of the largest new developments in New York City, with 180 acres up for grabs.
The Yard is currently used by the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit and Amtrak, servicing any train that terminates at Penn Station. If you have taken a train out to Long Island or Amtrak in and out of New York City, you’ve been through here. It sees extremely high traffic at 780 trains per day. Nearby is also the Montauk Cutoff tracks which was officially been decommissioned in 2015.