Dolan To Keep Head Down

Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan met with a dozen or so neighborhood pols and community activists yesterday in a Madison Square Garden conference room to admit that “he didn’t think it was helpful” that he had become the face of the opposition to the stadium, one participant told us. Dolan told stadium opponents he’d stay out of the way and put up “whatever you need,” floating the possibility of making a big contribution to the independent Hell’s Kitchen/Hudson Yards Alliance.

Dolan’s aide Lee Schroeder set up the meeting immediately after the Observer reported on his allies’ complaints that the stadium battle had become a “pissing match” between Dolan and Mike Bloomberg.