MSG, transit agencies at crossroads over future of Penn Station


The gulf between the railroads using Penn Station and the arena sitting on top of it, Madison Square Garden, was on full display Wednesday at a marathon public hearing of the City Planning Commission, where the transit agencies what they deem the Garden’s lack of compatibility with the train station as city officials weigh a permit renewal that could ultimately force it to relocate.

The World’s Most Famous Arena — home of the Knicks and Rangers, and America’s highest-grossing concert venue — is seeking a permanent “special permit” allowing it to operate an entertainment venue on the land above Penn Station. The current permit expires in July.