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Pols warn MSG to stop using facial recognition software or risk losing sweetheart deals
Entertainment

Pols warn MSG to stop using facial recognition software or risk losing sweetheart deals

Elected officials are warning Madison Square Garden Entertainment to stop using “terrifying” facial recognition software to boot rival attorneys from venues like Radio City Music Hall – or risk losing valuable public support critical to its bottom line. Several local pols suggested the company’s continued use of the controversial tech could jeopardize it’s public support – including a $43 million state tax abatement, liquor licenses and a city permit “expiring” this year that allows the arena to have more than 2,500 seats. “We are gravely concerned that MSG Entertainment is using facial recognition technology against its perceived legal enemies, which is extremely problematic because of the potential to chill free speech and access to the courts,” reads a let...
Entertainment Plan for West Bottoms Railroad Bridge Picks Up Steam
Entertainment

Entertainment Plan for West Bottoms Railroad Bridge Picks Up Steam

Share this story Published 1 minute ago Above image credit: Mike Zeller leads a tour of the old Rock Island Bridge where he plans to create an entertainment district over the Kaw River. (Kevin Collison | CityScene) Michael Zeller’s quest to convert an old West Bottoms railroad bridge into an entertainment district over the Kaw River is picking up steam, with construction plans now in place and backing from key local philanthropic foundations. “I think it’s going very well and the prospects are good, that’s why I’m interested,” said investor David Brain, former CEO and founder of EPR Properties, a successful national real ...