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  1. hfree520 says:

    For some added information, the painting depicted on the Excursion flyer is “The Horse Fair” by Rosa Bonheur. The painting was first exhibited in Paris in 1853 and is now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a gift to the museum from Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1887.

  2. Michael Napolitano says:

    The third Madison Square Garden is the one I was most familiar with. Saw many Knicks and Rangers games there between, say, 1955 -1965, as well as circuses, rodeos, and even a six-day bicycle race!

  3. Jeffrey Morris says:

    I’m surprised that you didn’t mention the second MSG’s greatest claim to infamy: the murder of Stanford White on its rooftop in 1906 by millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw over White’s affair with his wife, actress Evelyn Nesbit. Doesn’t quite match the infamy of the present MSG for its destruction of Penn Station, but it’s a juicy bit of history.

  4. Dave says:

    It was funny. When they talked about Penn Station during the PBS documentary, someone described its replacement as “really a disgusting rabbit warren.” While I agree that the loss of Penn Station was lamentable, I was struck that they didn’t interview Marv Albert or Sam Rosen or someone else who could’ve said, “It’s not all bad.” When a beloved building is destroyed, the best thing that we can do is to make new memories in the building that replaces it.

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