Madison Square Garden

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Midtown West
Some of music's biggest acts come out to play at the world's most famous basketball arena. Whether you'll actually be able to get a look at them depends on your seat number and the quality of your binoculars. The arena is far too vast for a rich concert experience, and it's ugly and a little bit musty, but it remains part of the fabric of New York and begrudgingly beloved. There's also a smaller theater within the complex.
Venue name: Madison Square Garden
Address: 4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York
Cross street: between 31st and 33rd Sts and Seventh and Eighth Aves
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 34th St–Penn Station
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Brian M

Well, its Madison Square Garden, so that should be enough.  Iconic globally recognized venue know for hosting a multitude of entertainment.  Personally, I have seen concerts, ice hockey, basketball, boxing, Prince (he gets his own mention), and a Metallica listening party.  The recent rehab of the venue has made it even better with a sky bridge and more food and beverage selections.  Located above Penn Station, MSG has been the pinnacle for many a band to play at.  Recently saw Phish there and the sound and lighting were incredible.  Expect high prices (read: stadium pricing) for all purchases.  If you get the opportunity to get inside a luxury box, enjoy the luxury.  Its well worth it! 

Lindsey W

I used to work here to help promote the “New and Improved Garden” and I will say it is much better. The nosebleed seats are much better than they used to be but the bridge seating (I can’t remember if that’s what their called) are not very good and I can’t get over how they try to charge so much for them. Granted you can order food from your phone in that area but really it’s not worth it. The food is pretty good (there’s a magnolia now) but it’s still overpriced. Honestly I’d rather go to Barclay’s.