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The pie-in-the-sky notion of relocating Madison Square Garden in about a decade's time in order to erect a brand-new Penn Station is inching closer to earth, as the issue has appeared in this year's mayoral race?basically dividing candidates along party lines. While Democrats Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio and John Liu are all for a fancy transit hub that actually functions (not unlike one of these fantastical designs), Republican Joseph J. Lhota, who actually worked at the Garden, and Democrat-but-trying-to-be-pro-business William C. Thompson Jr. have sided with MSG on this one, arguing that its permit to operate in the current location should be extended in perpetuity. Obviously, whichever outcome the elected mayor favors has a greater likelihood of coming true. [NYT; previously]