Friday, November 17, 2006

"Bronx: Stadium Objection Dismissed" NY Times 11/17/3

Bronx: Stadium Objection Dismissed

Published: November 17, 2006

A Federal District Court judge in Manhattan has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block construction of a new Yankee Stadium, lawyers for the Yankees and the city said yesterday. In a decision on Wednesday, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald rejected a contention from neighborhood groups, including Save Our Parks, that the National Park Service had failed in its mandate to protect two popular city parks whose land would be used for the new stadium. The judge found that the parks service had followed its procedures, said Jonathan Shaw, a lawyer for the Yankees. Jeffrey S. Baker, a lawyer for Save Our Parks, said it had not decided whether to appeal.


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