Next Stop, Madison Square Garden
May 30th, 2006

As hearings begin on plans to replace the eyesore that is Penn Stations with a more fitting (to say nothing of more traveler friendly) entrance to New York, the New York Times focuses on how plans for Moynihan Station have evolved and the future of Madison Square Garden.

Rather than being placed in the Farley post office, as originally proposed, the latest plans call for splitting the train station in two — in the front section of the post office and across Eighth Avenue where Penn Station and the garden now stand. That means, the Times reasons, that the garden must go into the Farley building. Can we move the garden as we know it now one of the ugliest and most inefficient arenas in the country without destroying the landmarked beauty of the Farley Building? the paper asks. If we can, then we have a chance to replace what is also one of the ugliest and most inefficient train stations in the world.

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