I love the Pennsy. It is the perfect place to meet up with friends before going to see an event at Madison Square Garden. MSG or The Garden is probably an awesome place to see hockey and basketball but I don't know for sure. To the best of my knowledge every time I have been to Madison Square Garden it has been to see the band Phish. I have seen them over 20 times a The Garden. I have been on the floor and I have been in the nose bleed seats. I have been there before and after the renovation. I was at Phish's first show back after the hiatus and I was at a few of the Baker's Dozen. One of the things that many of these experiences had in common was meeting up at the Pennsy for a drink before the show. Often we would be hungry as well. The food is pretty heavy at Pennsy and my stomach isn't the greatest so I usually passed on the food. I would it out until the show where for the past few years they have been having food happy hour at MSG. All food and non alcoholic beverages are half price until 7pm. My buddies and I were regulars for chicken fingers. Once in a while we would get the special chicken sandwich at section 119. I had tickets to see Pearl Jam this year at MSG but unfortunately the tour was cancelled. Those are two of the tickets that I didn't return. I will be there whenever Pearl Jam feels it is safe to play and travel. I hope that is soon. Next time you are in NYC, please check out the Pennsy and Madison Square Garden. Last time I was at the Garden, the whole street was torn up right outside. They were doing a lot of work on the streets right outside our hotel too. I hope by the time we all get to go back, they will be done and we can walk from the hotel to the stadium without having to walk around so much construction.