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Spike Lee left his bright orange and blue Knicks attire at home — switching into a less flamboyant two-piece suit Wednesday — while joining forces with an All-Star team of former New York Knicks greats in a bid to keep the World's Most Famous Arena from being moved to a new location. Lee joined Madison Square Garden and its backers as they continued their fight yesterday to keep the iconic sports arena above Penn Station despite calls to move the facility to a new locale. The city’s planning commission recommended last month that the City Council only extend a special permit for the Garden to operate there for 15 years. Supporters of the limited permit hope it would the first step in moving the Garden and upgrading the transit hub below. “For me the Garden is being blamed for what’s happening underneath,” said Lee, the Knicks superfan, who testified at a City Council hearing where both sides made their cases. He was joined by Knicks greats John Starks, Walt Frazier and Ear...
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