NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The world’s most famous arena could be on the move if one local official has his way.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has proposed moving Madison Square Garden because he says it is stifling Penn Station’s growth.
“The Garden is a New York City institution,” Stringer told WCBS 880’s Steve Scott. “But the problem we face is that it’s located atop Penn Station and that has prevented Penn Station to expand and grow and that has potentially serious long-term impacts on our economy and the future transportation planning of our city.”
Stringer said three times more people commute through Penn Station today than when MSG was first approved in 1963.