Real Deal: five years into ten-year permit, no new plans for (or pressure on?) Madison Square Garden to relocate
But nothing's happened since, as the Real Deal reported 9/6/18:
But with five years left on its special operating permit, MSG appears to have taken no significant steps toward what would be a years-long process of acquiring a new site and constructing a new stadium.Moreover, a City Council spokeswoman wouldn't acknowledge whether it expected that deadline to be met. Keep in mind that simply building an arena can take three years, while land acquisition and an environmental review process takes longer.
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a press conference announcing a new 33rd Street entrance to Penn Station, he didn't mention any MSG plans. But the Municipal Art Society, which along with the Regional Plan Association an influential advocate for moving MSG to enhance Penn Station, issued a statement:
Penn Station is at a breaking point, a crisis that didn’t happen overnight but was created out of generations of neglect.
...We hope today’s announcement is an indication that the Governor intends to grapple with the complex, long-term planning required to truly rebuild and deliver the new Penn Station that our city deserves. With five years left on Madison Square Garden’s operating permit, the time to act is now.