NYC Mayor Eric Adams considers moving Madison Square Garden

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New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams says he can be keen to maneuver one of many metropolis’s most iconic venues: Madison Sq. Backyard. 

New York is making an attempt to redevelop Penn Station, which, for years has sat under MSG, “the world’s most well-known area.” However The New York Publish reported Adams “opened the door” to conversations with MSG proprietor James Dolan a few potential transfer. 

“I’m open,” Adams mentioned Wednesday on the Crain’s New York “Energy Breakfast.” “The Penn Station mission is a vital one. I believe that space is ripe for housing, is ripe for actual funding.

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An aerial view of Madison Square Garden and the newly constructed Skylight at Moynihan Station Sept. 19, 2020, in New York City.

An aerial view of Madison Sq. Backyard and the newly constructed Skylight at Moynihan Station Sept. 19, 2020, in New York Metropolis.
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“And if that matches into Madison Sq. Backyard transferring into one other location, perhaps we’ll assist the Knicks win,” he added. “So we ought to be keen to talk with Mr. Dolan and see the way it suits into the general scheme of that space.”

The primary purpose Adams introduced it up was because of the metropolis’s want for housing, which has turn into a high precedence on his agenda. The Publish additionally talked about that Gov. Kathy Hochul backs the plan to rebuild the realm. 

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Crain’s New York Enterprise additionally uncovered a secret dialog Dolan had with Associated Corporations, an actual property big, to probably transfer MSG to Hudson Yards previous to the Penn Station redevelopment plan popping out. Hochul put a pin in these plans. 

An overview of the fully renovated Madison Square Garden during a game between the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 28, 2013, in New York City.

An summary of the absolutely renovated Madison Sq. Backyard throughout a recreation between the New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 28, 2013, in New York Metropolis.
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Dolan has spoken of his area staying precisely the place it’s previously, as ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried transferring it to the west facet of Manhattan when he was in workplace. 

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority authorised a contract value $57 million for Penn Station’s renovation, architectural and engineering designs. 

“We’re going so as to add a ton of vertical circulation,” MTA CEO Janno Lieber advised The Publish. “That’s stairs, escalators and elevators to get individuals on and off the platforms.”

Entrance to Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York. 

Entrance to Madison Sq. Backyard in Manhattan, New York. 
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Followers of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers won’t be too completely satisfied if a transfer had been to occur. 

The present Backyard was the positioning of the 1970 NBA Finals received by the Knicks, the Rangers’ 1994 Stanley Cup championship and Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier’s “The Battle of the Century” in 1971.

In its historical past, MSG has held completely different places. The primary two had been situated on Madison Sq. on East twenty sixth Road and Madison Avenue in 1879 and 1890. The third MSG in 1925 was uptown at Eighth Avenue and fiftieth Road. 

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The present MSG is situated between thirty first to thirty third Road and between Seventh and Eighth Avenue. 

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