"Yankee Stadium Parking Becoming Even Bigger Debacle" TSTC 12/9/10
We are local residents who opposed the taking of Macombs Dam and Mullaly parks by the Yankees for a new stadium. We are also against the construction of an additional 4,500 parking spaces which will attract that many or more cars to an area which is already known as "Asthma Alley". With a new Yankee Stadium MetroNorth Station and present garages and surface lots, the new garages are worse than superfluous.
The owner of the financially troubled Yankee Stadium parking system plans to hike game-day rates by as much as 50% next year in a last-ditch effort to avert defaulting on millions in tax-exempt bonds.
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Everything discussed in the article is correct, except that the meeting is on TUESDAY, not Monday! That means this evening!
With larger revenues than projected, Bronx Parking's costs are outstripping income. Operating costs of FIVE MILLION DOLLARS? To run a self-parking garage, and don't valets mostly make tips?!
And yet the old stadium still stands.
The new Yankee Stadium is built, but where are the promised ballfields for kids?
Area businesses have seen sales declines since the construction of the new stadium. Maybe they should begin catering to the neighborhood residents?
Well, the analysis is in folks! (New) Yankee Stadium officially sucks! Click the the title above to read all the many many many ways over at Deadspin.
Yankees Claimed a Park; Children Got Bus Rides
YANKEE STADIUM REPLACEMENT PARKLAND
Click the title above to be taken to the Bronx News Network's rundown of last night's Parks Department briefing on the state of the Yankee Stadium demolition and the replacement parks.
This week, BronxTalk featured an expose about the broken promises that were made in the building of the new Yankee Stadium. Two representatives from the 4DSbx coalition spoke with host Gary Axelbank about the stipulations in the Community Benefits Agreement that have not been followed. There was also a presentation about how the original plans for parking garages have not been followed.
Click the title above to read the article at the Daily News site. It includes an admission by Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe that this is a problem, which is a switch from downplaying the issue which seems to have been Parks policy up to this point.
Yankee Stadium Death Watch: Day 331
Bronx News Network has a report, with slide show, of a protest at Yankee Stadium. Click the title above to be taken to their site.
Yanks Don’t Need to Give More Stadium Documents
NY judge rejects Yankee Stadium funding subpoena
Replacement of parks in (slow) motion
Group's study blasts city for park construction lags
Bidder Up: Yankees and City Reach Deal to Sell Stadium Memorabilia
Yankees in Albany courtroom to fight stadium subpoena
This article may interest you. If so, click the title to read it in full. Here's a taste:
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Judge pressures Yankees to show stadium documents
Click the title for a nice helping of schadenfreude.
Displaced by the Yankees, Some Bronx Athletic Teams Go Homeless
The Yankees' Field Of Screams
Click the title above to read this excellent report, including maps and hyperlinks.