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Madison Square Garden wants to install 77-foot-tall LED screens on four sides of the arena, overriding the city's existing limitations on signage and inciting angst in neighborhood residents who fear a neon-lit Times Square copycat. Its current posters measure a mere 40 feet, and their replacement, plus the installation of a mega LED media wall on the Garden's Eight Avenue facade, comes as part of the arena's $1 billion plan to upgrade its stuck-in-the-70s exterior. Though approval is a ways off, community board members are already worried about how the blingy billboards will affect the neighborhood's character. [DNAinfo; previously]