The league last split sites for its midseason showcase in 2010, when the Saturday events were in the Dallas Mavericks’ arena and the game was held at the Cowboys’ stadium.
Some lawmakers on Tuesday took issue with the city’s plan to give Madison Square Garden a $17 million property tax break every year for the past 31 years.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano called Forest City Ratner’s proposal the “best opportunity for Nassau County” at a Thursday press conference.
The Madison Square Garden Co. is competing against Forest City Ratner Companies, which recently opened Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
The basketball battle for New York will run deep into the season this time around. The NBA schedule was announced on Tuesday night, and the Nets and Knicks play twice in April, including the second-to-last day of the regular season.
The Garden had requested to operate at the site in perpetuity. The city planning commission recommended a 15-year extension.
“I think we took a step forward,” Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald told Mike Francesa on Tuesday. “Obviously we didn’t get to the ultimate goal, which we’re trying to reach, but it’s not over. I like the team. I’m not discouraged.”
The Blueshirts aren’t about to go down against the Bruins without a fight as their series heads to Madison Square Garden.
Andrew Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013 is expected to make his college decision in the early portion of this week.
The incident occurred just days after another gay couple was beaten near Madison Square Garden following a New York Knicks playoff game on May 5.
The unnecessarily arduous Celtics series and Sunday’s flatline in front of their fans shows that the Knicks will lose eventually. And that’s because they are led by a loser.
Callahan always seems to be the man who thrives in moments when the pressure is cranked to the highest. It’s not a coincidence if you perform under pressure time and time again.
Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title without playing, and the Atlanta Hawks lost their chance to move up in the East standings.
The President and CEO of Cablevision Systems Corporation and executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company fired a security guard on the spot for not knowing who he was during the Knicks’ contest with the Celtics, according to a report.
Stringer said three times more people commute through Penn Station today than when MSG was first approved in 1963. He is calling on the Garden to move in the next 10 years to allow Penn Station to expand.