In a stadium-on-stadium smackdown, the Dolan Family (owners of Madison Square Garden and the teams therein) is throwing its weight behind the anti-West Side Jets Stadium forces, fearing that the new arena might cannibalize its business. Both sides are carting in high-powered PR teams and lobbyists. Says stadium opponent (and City Council member) Christine Quinn, "I am not at all surprised that it is a full-court press on both sides." Not bad, Christine?but we can do better. Curbed operatives are shifting into high gear to come up with even more annoying sports metaphors to describe this brewing battle. Stay tuned.
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