UNIT’s New York Operation Expansion, prefixed as PRESS STATEMENT: UNIT’s New York Operation Expansion on the story's page, was a short story released on the U.N.I.T. website as part of the UNIT Press Briefings series of in-universe, narrative press briefings.
In a press briefing embargoed until 08:00am on 31 March 2005, filed by Staff Sergeant A. Frederick, it is announced that the recent role Major A Highway has taken at the New York Liaison Office, to coordinate the "pan-territorial" into a "pivotal single site operation". Highway is quoted, stating that he is "thrilled" about the developments, believing it's a "fantastic time for UNIT [...] [and] in the past few years we’ve played a major part in more traditional threats to national security, but there’s been a sudden increase in the interest in our full range of activities, solutions and counter-measures. He believes that his presence in the Ground Assembly is good for briefing personnel and other such matters.
Major Highway reminisces about the previous Major, Major C Jones, saying that the loss of Jones and her colleagues in the Jersey Tollgate Situation was a shock to UNIT, and believes it's impossible to replace her, so Highway is thankful that a new system is being implemented.
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- The UNIT Press Briefings hub page dates the story to 12 February 2005.
- The catalyst of the events of the story, being the Jersey Tollgate Situation, is a joke at the expense of the New Jersey Turnpike, an infamous toll road in New Jersey. It is thus implied that the death's of the UNIT personnel there were caused by raucous drivers.
- In the 1990s, UNIT's American divisions included UNIT ONE and UNIT THREE. (PROSE: The Dying Days)
- By 2009, the New York UNIT base was fully operational, with Martha Jones visiting the site during the 21st century Dalek invasion. (TV: The Stolen Earth)