Wednesday, November 23, 2005

New York Post on the vote

This is how last night's vote was reported in the New York Post. You can also click the title to read it at their website.

BX. BOARD SENDS STADIUM PLAN TO SHOWERS

November 23, 2005 -- A local community board gave a Bronx cheer to plans for a new Yankee Stadium last night, voting 16-8, with five abstentions, to oppose its construction on city parkland.
Community Board 4's vote is not binding — since the mayor and City Council have the ultimate say on whether the project goes ahead — and the use of parkland for the stadium has already been approved by the state Legislature.

Last month, activists won a vote by the community board's housing committee to oppose the stadium. Because of the opposition, the city last week proposed tearing down the existing stadium, freeing up 10 acres of space for new ball fields.

The changes have not placated neighborhood residents, who complained last night that some of the park space would be atop new stadium parking garages and that some of it, including tennis courts, would be far away on the Harlem River.

"Are they going to get us a little trolley to get over there?" asked neighborhood resident Alberta Hunter. "I'm 80 and I still play tennis. But I'm not walking over there."

The Yankees want to begin construction next year on their $800 million stadium. Community activist Greg Bell said he was glad the city has put more parks in its proposal, but "you still won't move Yankee Stadium somewhere else — and that's all the community is asking."

bill.sanderson@nypost.com

4 Comments:

At 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story was on Gawker.com

 
At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Jordan Moss said...

check out www.highbridgehorizon.com for a story about a recent community board tour that was closed to the press.

 
At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! Welcome to the world of Everything Is A Conspiracy! Where nothing you see is what it is and the man-behind-the-curtain always exists!

 
At 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like that last commentator had too much to drink from Thanksgiving or saw too many Wizard of Oz re-runs.

 

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