Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Last week in The Crain's Insider

The Crain's Insider (which has the tagline "A daily fax on government action of importance to business") sent out the following notice last Tuesday, November 29:

"New Yankee Stadium faces opposition"

"Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, who supports the plan for a new Yankee Stadium, will face a difficult crowd at a Dec. 12 public hearing. A growing number of Bronx residents are unhappy with the plan because it would destroy 22 acres of parkland, and the options for replacing the land are seen as unacceptable. The new Yankee Stadium is slated for construction across 161st Street from the current site, in parts of Macombs Dam and John Mullaly parks, where residents play baseball and soccer and run on a track.

"The Yankees would put a stadium and four parking garages in the parks and replace the community land with nearly 28 acres of space inside and around the old stadium, along the Harlem River and atop two of the garages. An opposition group, SaveOurParks, has collected 4,000 signatures against the plan since early October.

"The group says the garage-top idea is uninviting, and the Harlem River esplanade is more than a half a mile away. Community Board 4 voted against the plan."


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