Streams

Said the pot to the kettle

Monday, June 21, 2004 - 05:02 PM

Opponents of the mayor’s plans to build a football stadium for the Jets on the far west side of Manhattan include the owners of Madison Square Garden and Cablevision, James and Charles Dolan. They are among the elected officials, business leaders and civic groups who make up the New York Association for Better Choices, an organization fighting the stadium plan. One of the ads they're running objects to the stadium specifically because of the size of the public subsidy for a sports facility. Except as today’s guest, New York Magazine’s Craig Horowitz pointed out, Madison Square Garden receives its own sort of subsidy -- MSG hasn't paid any city real estate taxes in the time the Dolans have owned the company.

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