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  1. explainers
    A Definitive Breakdown of Phish FandomA guide to help you better understand the massive blob of glitter and glowsticks that has taken over New York this week.
  2. LCD Soundsystem Didn’t Break Up to Fill Madison Square Garden, Guitarist Says“No; the motivation was to make the show something incredible, something singular, strange and unrepeatable. Which it remains, I think.”
  3. Former Knick Charles Oakley Gets a One-Year Madison Square Garden BanHe agreed to the terms as part of a plea deal after he was arrested in February at a Knicks home game.
  4. tours
    Phish Will Take Over New York City With a 13-Show MSG ResidencyTrey & Co. start grooving on July 21.
  5. Rockettes Asked to Be ‘Tolerant of Intolerance’In a private meeting to discuss the presidential-inauguration performance.
  6. politics
    Rockettes Boss Asks Dancers to Be ‘Tolerant of Intolerance’In a private meeting to discuss the presidential-inauguration performance.
  7. inauguration 2017
    MSG: Rockettes Don’t Have to Perform for TrumpBut they also say most Rockettes have signed up to perform at the inauguration.
  8. surprise!
    Watch Radiohead Play ‘Let Down’ After a DecadeThe best surprise we could ask for.
  9. Louis C.K. Announces More Tour Dates and Madison Square Garden ShowsLouis C.K. is heading back to Madison Square Garden in September. The venue announced today that C.K. will perform two standup shows on […]
  10. roundtables
    Vulture Roundtable: Kanye West’s MSG EventTaylor, aux cords, “fuccbois” — oh my!
  11. swish
    Kanye Might Bring Yeezy Season 3 to Madison Square GardenMaybe this season we can get a seat.
  12. Fuku
    There’s Now a Fuku Stand in Madison Square GardenGood news for fans of both Bruce Springsteen and fried-chicken sandwiches.
  13. Jimmy Fallon Joined Billy Joel at MSG Last NightHis “Start Me Up” is a must-see.
  14. 13 Professional Cowboys on Bull-Riding in ManhattanThe Professional Bull Riding circuit is coming to the Garden.
  15. Concessions Made
    Morrissey Has Apparently Convinced Madison Square Garden to Go Vegan for HisDrew Nieporent doesn’t seem to care.
  16. Five Jim Dolan–y Quotes From His New York Post InterviewThe owner of the Knicks and the Rangers gives a rare one-on-one interview.
  17. Leftovers
    Boozy Classes at Terroir; New Food at Madison Square GardenPlus: cheese plates at Anfora, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  18. the sports section
    Here’s What the Renovated Madison Square Garden Looks LikeThe final phase of its makeover is complete.
  19. madison square garden
    Madison Square Garden Given Ten Years to MoveBy City Council.
  20. Knicks Fans Suing Time Warner for Withholding LinsanityThey’ll never get those magical days back.
  21. Will Time Warner Subscribers Be Able to Watch the Knicks Soon?MSG and Time Warner execs are bargaining.
  22. The Subway Hero and the Woman He Saved Are Going on a DateFront-row seats at MSG!
  23. tweenage dream
    Bieber Joined by Famous Friends at Madison Square Garden ShowMiley joins Justin in song.
  24. last night's gig
    Spears’s Tears: Britney Briefly Sheds the Mask at MSG ShowThe show ran like a machine — until Spears actually decided to sing.
  25. last night's gig
    Green Day Live at Madison Square Garden: A Band at the CrossroadsWe saw the band perform on the first of two nights in front of a sold-out audience at Madison Square Garden.
  26. the sports section
    Kobe Scores 61 to Kick Off Knicks’ ‘Dream Week’Those in attendance got exactly what they were promised.
  27. last night's gig
    AC/DC Savage Madison Square Garden With Panting Rock FuryGuitarist Young spent five minutes standing alone on top of a platform built over the drum set, hammering away with such speed and volume that his playing was essentially incomprehensible to mortal ears.
  28. Openings
    A First Look at Lugo Caffè and Its MenuThe new project from the Lugo menswear shop is more than a modest café.
  29. the sports section
    Knicks Will Not Appear on National Broadcast Once Next YearUnless, of course, they make it to the playoffs. Why are you laughing?
  30. last night's gig
    Stand-up Act Proves Ricky Gervais Irritating in Real LifeLast night he displayed some of the unsettling characteristics of David Brent.
  31. last night's gig
    Pearl Jam Defy Curfew at Madison Square GardenEddie Vedder likened part of the show to being on mushrooms!
  32. The NHL’s Lawsuit to Force Cablevision to Sell Rangers: Every Fan’s Dream Come True?The NHL is continuing its months-long scuffle with the Dolan family over the team’s Website, and raising the stakes.
  33. last night's gig
    Hell Yeah! Iron Maiden Blow the Fuses at Madison Square GardenThe arena-packing, Bud-guzzling audience — almost exclusively in black T-shirts — was here for the full Iron Maiden experience, songs to logo, and they got it.
  34. last night's gig
    Kanye West, With Spaceship, Conquers Madison Square Garden“Jane” figured out how they were going to get off the planet. “We need the biggest star in the universe! You, Kanye!”
  35. It’s Official: Basketball Fans Hate Our Hometown TeamAn ESPN poll puts the team dead last in fan satisfaction. Go Go Donnie Walsh!
  36. Big Urban-Planning Issues: How Do We Get LeBron?It’s been a bad week for massive urban-planning projects. First came news that Madison Square Garden would be renovating instead of moving into the Moynihan Station megadevelopment across Eighth Avenue.
  37. In the End, Shouldn’t Palazzo Chupi’s Units Go to People Who Really Appreciate Them?Schnabel raises the price on his pink palace, a New York ‘Times’ journalist is jailed in ZImbabwe, and a Starbucks worker fights for her rights. And regrets? Citigroup has a few in today’s roundup of news from the fields of real estate, media, law, and finance.
  38. Donnie Walsh In As Knicks President, Isiah Thomas Also Still In... As Water Boy?Now we have Donnie Walsh as Knicks president, but Isiah Thomas will be sticking around. What on earth will they have him do?
  39. It Happened This Week: Striking BackHillary Clinton hit Barack Obama on Reverend Jeremiah Wright even as critics slammed her for fibbing about Bosnian sniper fire, Sean Combs smacked down rumors that he was involved with Tupac’s shooting, and other events of the week that was.
  40. The Real Villain in the Moynihan Mess? It’s Not Jim Dolan. Seriously.Blame Dolan for the Knicks, your soaring cable bill, and blocking the Olympics. But don’t blame him for killing the grand Moynihan Station project.
  41. developing
    Moynihan Station: All That Doubtful Press Actually a Good SignNegotiation via blind items drives epochal real-estate projects, as well as ballplayers’ contract haggling, and we’ve uncovered reasons to view recent stories about the Moynihan Station struggles as part of an encouraging trend on the project. For one thing, Governor Spitzer has personally entered negotiations. Spokesman Errol Cockfield confirms that last week Spitz convened his first face-to-face meetings with the Dolans (who own Madison Square Garden) and the developers who own air rights to the intended Moynihan site. One player intimate with the negotiations described this as “shuttle diplomacy,” and apparently it’s had an effect.
  42. Stephon Marbury Is Back, and PrayingStephon Marbury was back in Madison Square Garden last night after a week of absence forced by Isiah Thomas. (Marbury is on the injured list because of ankle surgery, but last week we learned that Thomas had banned the Knicks point guard from home games, and even went so far as to leave his name off a list of backcourt players when talking about the 2008–2009 season.) Marbury said that some of Thomas’s comments this week “bothered” him a lot, but that he “prayed to God” he would return full-time next season. From the Daily News: “Whatever [Thomas] is saying he is going to do I can’t change his mind. I can tell you how I feel about the organization and how I feel about Mr. Dolan. He didn’t have to sign the bill for me to come here. I respect him a lot despite all of what is going on.” Things have gotten so bad in Knicksville that now announcers rush through reading off Thomas’s name so the crowd won’t have time to boo. Marbury himself calls it a “circus.” Since it’s become clear that the feuding duo probably won’t both be back next season, but maybe one or the other will, the game of sucking up to Jimmy Dolan has begun. STEPH: I WANNA STAY [NYP] Stephon Marbury back in ‘circus’ [NYDN]
  43. last night's gig
    Dave Grohl Doesn’t Appreciate Your Hipster MustacheDave Grohl enjoys a good mustache. “Not the fuckin’ ironic mustache,” though.
  44. in other news
    Presenting America’s Next Top Beckham: Cruz!Since we already saw the Spice Girls perform in Newark last week, we didn’t get around to seeing them at Madison Square Garden last night. And, boy, are we sorry. During a heartfelt rendition of “Mama,” the girls pulled their real-life children onstage. Baby Spice brought her son Beau up, Scary Spice held on to tiny Angel Iris, and Ginger had her daughter Bluebell. All of them are adorable and under the age of 2. But the spotlight was stolen by the Beckham kids. As Posh Spice brought forward her three boys, little Cruz broke away from Brooklyn and Romeo and began break-dancing. He kicked, he weaved, he even spun on his head. Predictably, the crowd went insane. We’re predicting he’ll be the newest Beckham hero, just in time for his third birthday tomorrow! Click above to watch his moves (the action starts at about 3:30), and imagine just how spectacular he’s going to turn out when he gets to be Lourdes’s age. Where Did He Get Such Talent? [DListed] Earlier: The Spice Girls Set List, as Interpreted By Hamish Bowles
  45. Chris Rock Has a Good Question About GiulianiEveryone says Giuliani was great on 9/11,” said Chris Rock during his show at MSG on New Year’s Eve. “What about on 9/10?” Joshua Jackson refused to let anyone sit with him and girlfriend Diane Kruger at the Soho Grand’s New Year’s Eve party. ABC anchor Bob Woodruff has made a full recovery from his Iraq injuries and recently went skiing. Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife Nicole Murphy hung out at the Plumm with New York Giant Michael Strahan while Murphy was getting ready to marry Tracey Edmonds on an island in the South Pacific. Britney Spears’s latest team of lawyers dumped her after a “breakdown in communication.”
  46. party lines
    Pete Wentz Wishes Everybody Were Gone So He Could Just Be NakedWill Smith plays the last man on Earth in I Am Legend, and at the premiere at the Wamu Theater at Madison Square Garden, when we asked the predictable “what if it were you” question, there were lots of predictable answers — living in mansions, driving other people’s sports cars, wearing diamonds, finding food, etc. But rocker Pete Wentz had a refreshing outlook on the whole scenario: “I’d probably just go everywhere naked,” Wentz figures. “I like being alone a lot,” the Fall Out Boy front man told us. “I turn off my phone. That’s my best way to do it.” Based on trailers of I Am Legend, however, Wentz questions the premise. “From the preview, it looks like he’s got his dog in the movie. And that’s not really like being alone. That’s like … a dog buddy flick, you know.” And Wentz never quite feels alone with his English bulldog, Hemingway, around. “He looks like an alien,” Wentz says. “He looks like Stitch, and he behaves like Stitch, actually. Prime mission: to destroy everything I have in my house. He’s like, is this an antique book? Delicious!” What a bummer. Now we can’t name our dog Hemingway. —Bennett Marcus Hear more about I Am Legend from Will Smith, Alice Braga, and others at our complete coverage of last night’s premiere.
  47. the sports section
    Isiah Thomas Finds a New Team Member to Hate OnDuring last night’s game against the Mavericks, Knicks coach Isiah Thomas went from just letting down his fans, as per usual, to downright turning against them. As Madison Square Garden (including fellow NYC athletes Oliver Perez and John Maine, who both pitch for the Mets) booed away, Isiah turned to a section of season-ticket holders and began accusing them of causing the Knicks’ poor play. We love the coverage of this for two reasons. One, because it seems like it was just one embittered fan who sparked not just the News and Post stories, but also an AP article that was picked up all over the country. All of the pieces on Isiah turning against fans contain quotes from Mara Altschuler, who Google tells us is a television producer who has worked for CBS and Martha Stewart. Altschuler, one of those white season-ticket holders Isiah doesn’t care about, was apparently so mad that contacting three major news outlets was the only thing that would make her feel better. The other awesome thing about this coverage is that Isiah allegedly called the fans in the Garden “the sixth player,” claiming that they had just as big an effect on play as the men on the court. Which is something we completely understand. It’s like how Manhattan was the fifth lady on Sex and the City, people! Except if the fifth lady somehow cockblocked the other ladies. And the other ladies couldn’t get a goddamned rebound to save their lives. The Garden of Hate [NYP] Isiah Thomas’ Appeal Lost on Fans [NYDN]
  48. The Knicks Have Us All in a TizzyThe Knicks are in such a puzzling downward spiral that Daily News reporters can’t even agree on what’s up with their favorite team. After coach Isiah Thomas kicked the whole team off the court during practice yesterday for lack of “hustle,” the paper’s main article claims that there is “increasing speculation that Thomas is on the verge of being fired.” “It is a three-ring circus” among the players and staff, said a source. “It’s getting worse.” But Mike Lupica, the paper’s legendary sports columnist, says “Isiah Thomas can’t get fired for anything … Jimmy [Dolan, chairman of the Knicks] still believes in Isiah, and there is no reason to believe that he’s going to stop any time soon.” Lupica suggests Dolan and Thomas stand in the middle of the Garden have a town-hall-style meeting, listening to what their paying fans have to say about the way they are destroying New York’s team. They’d never do it, but we’re desperately hoping that when fans start speaking with their wallets and stop buying tickets to watch team’s debacles, the pair will start listening up. That or Jimmy’s dad, Charles, will finally pull off his belt and whup the team (and his son) back into shape. Can we say “whup”? Does that make us sound too butch? Thomas Kicks Knicks Out Of Practice [NYDN] Jim Dolan Still Listening to Isiah Thomas [NYDN]
  49. Anucha Browne Sanders Continues Knicks Full Court Press In a bizarre twist (as though there have been any twists that weren’t bizarre) in the Isiah Thomas sexual harassment trial, the Post reports that a Knicks intern who succumbed to Stephon Marbury in the back of a car has agreed to testify for the defense. In other words, she’s going to clear Marbury of any wrongdoing or inappropriate behavior (except, you know, cheating on his wife). This is an effort to clear up the impression that lawyers for plaintiff Anucha Browne Sanders are trying to create, which is that the Knicks enterprise is macho and sexist. But just as they try to staunch that wound, another one has sprung open. The Daily News reveals that Browne Sanders unearthed a Burn Book written by Madison Square Garden officials describing what they’d like to do to the comely Rangers ice dancers. And we’re not talking about assisting with a double-hand lift. It boggles the mind why the Knicks haven’t settled yet. This circus of sleaze is only going to get worse, and knowing this city’s tabloids, it’s only a matter of time before the team gets rechristened “The New York Dickerbockers.” Stephon’s Hoop Skirt to Testify [NYP] Ice-Skate Shocker Has ‘Em Shivering [NYDN]
  50. photo op
    Message in a Garden The Police played New York last night for the first time since 1983, putting on a show of classics in the first of three gigs this week at Madison Square Garden and Giants Stadium. We’d love to have Vulture’s take, but the promoters wouldn’t give our pals a ticket. (Keep an eye out for a review — based on attendance at honest-to-goodness, full-price admission — later this week.) There’s nothing in the Times, either, but one presumes that’s because Jon Pareles got out too late to make his deadline, not because the Police disliked him, too. The Daily News posts a notice today, though, finding the show a bit too tight and scripted. Still, wrote critic Jim Farber, “it’s hard to carp about any show that highlighted a catalogue so rich in winning tunes and clever hooks, let alone one that delivered them with so much zest.” Mmm … zesty!
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