It could happen to you!
If you think what is happening to our parks here in the Bronx could never happen to you because you live in Queens or Brooklyn or Manhattan, you need a reality check.
This is the first time (correct me if I am wrong by clicking the word 'comments' below) that the city has alienated public park land for a reason which doesn't directly affect the public. They alienated Van Cortland Park to build a water filtration plant. But when they finish they will restore the golfcourse above it. They have taken other parks temporarily to construct public facilities which were equally essential. And they allowed the construction of the US Open in Flushing Meadows. But the US Open is a not for profit which paid for its facilities and actually provides the city with a nice income.
But by giving the Yankees our park so that they can build a subsidized stadium which the Yankees will then own is unacceptable. And it sets a dangerous precedent for the taking of parkland by private for-profit enterprise. Can you say corporate welfare?