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Will the NY Rangers & Knicks move to Long Island? The Post says, "Probably"

We told you back in May that The New York City Planning Commission and City Council is probably going to force a Madison Square Garden move. Today, the NY Post lays out the argument that you could very well see the Nassau Knicks and Rangers.

.....consider this:

* The New York Islanders are ditching Nassau for Brooklyn in 2015, giving the city two pro hockey and two pro basketball teams and leaving Nassau with none.

* City Hall is itching to oust the Garden from its current site. The city claims that the Garden is blocking a Penn Station makeover. What makes this so ludicrous is that none of the key players — Amtrak, NJ Transit and the MTA — has a plan, much less the funding, for a redo.

* In June, a City Council committee voted to evict the Garden within 10 years. (A final vote is expected this month.)

Never mind that the company owns the property. Never mind that the Garden is a major boon to the city’s economy — and to its cultural vitality. And never mind that no one can think of another place for the Garden within the city.

Which makes Nassau a logical option.

Fact is, while other American cities are fighting to attract sports teams — and businesses, generally — New York is blithely pushing them away. It certainly would be understandable if the Garden up and took its popular sports teams somewhere officials are more eager to have them.

Full NY Post Editorial...The Nassau Knicks

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