By The Numbers

Revamping Penn Station in New York

Marketplace Staff Jan 7, 2016
30,000

That’s how many cows are estimated to have died as a result of a Christmas weekend blizzard that passed through Texas and New Mexico. While some agricultural experts say the price of beef won’t be affected, local farmers in the area have been devastated.

$3 billion

That’s at least how much money will be spent to revamp Penn Station in New York. Slated for completion in three years, the project will also create new shopping areas on 7th and 9th avenues. As Gothamist reports, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo included several insults to the current Penn Station layout in his announcement of the remodel.

2-3 minutes

That’s the length of television commercial being tested by Turner Broadcasting, whose cable channels include TNT, TBS, CNN and Cartoon Network. The reason? Viewers are increasingly annoyed by short commercial after short commercial after short commercial.

400,000

That’s how many residents live in public housing in New York City. Thirty-seven-year-old Equanda Willis is one of them. She’s also been a smoker for two decades. since the Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a smoking ban in the 1.2 million units of public housing it oversees, which could affect Willis and other tenants like her.

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