The Yankees get a new stadium, the Mets get a new stadium, Frank Gehry gets a new stadium. Any wonder that the powers that be at Madison Square Garden are now said to be plotting their own relocation, to a new arena a block west of their current digs on 33rd Street and Eighth Avenue? Indeed, the fun, friendly Dolan Family is looking to do exactly that, chatting it up with Related's Stephen Ross and Vornado's Steven Roth about building a new Garden west of the forthcoming Farley Post Office-cum-Moynihan Station on Ninth Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets that the Ross/Roth duo are overseeing.
Among the issues to resolve: What price for the land, which may cost over $500 million? Would MSG get a cut of the residential/commercial buildings that would likely rise on the old Garden plot? Will Patrick Ewing finally win his first NBA title, 58 years young?
· Madison Square Garden's Owners Are in Talks to Replace It [NYT]
· Westward Ho for Garden? [NYDailyNews]
· Moynihan Station's Groovy New Vibe [Curbed]