There's no shortage of public transportation options in New York City, but what the other major hubs lack, Grand Central has in spades: Aesthetically pleasing architecture (characterized by its Beaux-Arts style). Subway stations, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Penn Station can't hold a candle to the artistry of Grand Central's design. It's like putting three dumpsters next to a chandelier. Both the Port Authority and Penn Station give off too much of an industrial-dungeon vibe. Grand Central, though, is abundant with quality: The clock in the Main Concourse, which has been valued at between $10-20M, the aforementioned architecture, and of course, the constellations painted on the ceiling (which, oddly, were painted backwards).
It's Not Ugly