It was 1979 during the Rangers playoff run when I first came to NYC. Of course one of the things that I wanted to do was to visit the Garden to see where the Rangers played. Rangers were playing the last game in the semis to beat the Isles to enter the Finals but that was on the Island. so nothing much was going on at MSG.
So my buddy (RW on my line) and I arrived at the Garden and I saw the Cosby shop and it was like I just died and went to heaven. It was a dream come true for a kid from Europe seeing all these cool replica shirts, hats, jackets, I just couldn't decide what to buy.....it always was a major dilemma. To this day
I love going there checkign things out. I must have spent a fortune there.
I must say that the same sales people were there then as they were last time around I came to visit with my boys......30 years later and sales staff never really was very friendly I thought....which really was a bummer.
I carry my hockey gear in my navy cosby canvas bag I bought when I lived in NYC - 17 years ago. Paid a pretty penny for it - I love it. Since then I bought their small duffle canvas duffle bags which I love to travel with (on business)
I can't believe its not part of the Garden anymore.....