Brooklyn News Review

Fixing Penn Station means curbing Amtrak more than dealing with MSG’s future

Three years, four years, five years, 10 years and forever. These time spans aren’t how long New Yorkers will have to wait until the Knicks will win another NBA title after their 50-year drought. What they do represent are varying proposals for how long the Knicks’ home, Madison Square Garden, should be granted a special permit by the City Council to operate a large arena as city zoning rules otherwise only allow a facility of 2,500 seats (MSG can hold close to 20,000 spectators).