Manhattan officials want The Theater at MSG razed to make way for Penn Station grand hall

Tear down this theater!

That was the message from two Manhattan elected officials Tuesday as they called for the demolition of The Theater at Madison Square Garden to open up space for a grander redesign of Penn Station. 

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine and City Council Member Erik Bottcher pushed for The Theater’s demise while joining Congressman Jerry Nadler Tuesday at a press conference outside the transit hub while calling for a more “forward-thinking” design of the Penn Station renovation to include a grand entrance on Eighth Avenue.