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Macombs Dam Park

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Don't Count Your Cosmos Before They've Hatched: Queens MLS Franchise Still Faces Multiple Obstacles

    Ever since the Post's Albany columnist Fred Dicker reported on Monday -- based solely on two unnamed sources -- that a deal for an MLS stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is "close to being wrapped up" and that construction "could begin early next year," the story has bounced around the journove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Bronx Beep to Yanks: Pave Parking Lot, Put Up Hotel Paradise

    Diaz' Facebook profile pic: Only 602 saves short of Mo.​With the new ballfields intended to replace those bulldozed five years ago to make way for Yankee Stadium: The Next Generation finally nearing completion — look, you can even see them now on Google Maps! — it's time to finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Yanks Party While Bleachers Fall

    While the World Champion Yankees are fighting their way through lower Manhattan traffic this morning, a more somber ceremony is taking place in the Bronx, where the demolition of old Yankee Stadium has now begun in earnest. WCBS Radio helicopter pilot Tom Kaminski snapped a photo of a backhoe tearin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    While Yankees Play, the Bronx Waits for Its Promised Parks

    ​The Yankees might just bring the pennant back to the Bronx this year, but they won't be bringing ball fields to the borough for at least another two. The Bronx News Network is reporting that Heritage Field, the last of the replacement parks to be built on the site of the old Yankee Stadium, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    New Yankee Stadium Opens Its Vast, Expensive Gates

    As part of their "please don't notice that you no longer have public parks" campaign, the Yankees opened the gates of their new stadium to Bronx residents today, distributing 15,000 tickets via community boards to watch the team take batting practice, and get a sneak preview of the borough's first $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Yanks Tear Up Outfield -- and Not Just By Releasing Bobby Abreu

    photo (cc) Shelley Panzarella The long wait in the Bronx may be close to an ending: A WCBS radio news helicopter flew over Yankee Stadium (the real one) yesterday and snapped photos of the outfield turf starting to be peeled off and removed. Will an actual wrecking ball be soon to follow? If so, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Now They Tell Us: Papers Say Adolfo Carrion Not Such a Great Beep

    Now that Adolfo Carrion is leaving the Bronx borough presidency for the Obama Administration, local papers are telling us the bad news about him. The Daily News -- which sat on a Carrion expose last December -- tells us that "just before or after he sponsored money for projects or approved important ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Brodsky Hearing: IBO Says Mets, Yanks Stadiums Costing Taxpayers $1.2 Billion

    Play-by-play of Assemblymember Richard Brodsky's hearing on the new Yankees stadium project, continued from last post: 11:29 am: Brodsky and Yankees president Randy Levine are now squabbling over which documents have and haven't been provided when. Moments later, city development chief Seth Pinsky ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 14, 2009

    Bloomberg Leads Yankees in Steals

    Scoreboards and other trinkets given to baseball's richest team

  • Columns

    January 7, 2009

    Mayor Mike and the Yanks: How Suite It Is

    City Hall gift-wraps another present for baseball's richest team

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    E-mails Show City's Tricky Math in Yankee Stadium Deal

    photo by Shelley Panzarella (cc) As Juan Gonzalez first reported in this morning's Daily News, Assemblymember Richard Brodsky has obtained more e-mails between city officials on the Yankees' stadium project -- and they're doozies. The latest e-mails, Brodsky told Gonzalez, are "the smoking gun" o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Ballfields Near New Yankee Stadium Won't Be Ready Soon

    Macombs Dam Park in the Bronx had four ballfields, and no doubt many kids who played there dreamed of playing one day in nearby Yankee Stadium. Now construction of the new Yankee Stadium has destroyed their ballfields, and it turns out construction of the planned replacement parkland, including a fa ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2008
  • News

    September 18, 2007

    Turf Wars

    Yanks' Replacement Park Stinks, Say Bronx Residents

  • News

    March 20, 2007

    Take Me Out to the Mall Game

    Hey, look what you're paying for! A Voice guide to the new Mets and Yankees stadiums.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    Yankees Build Giant Dustbowl in Bronx

    These days, it takes longer than usual to walk to Geneva Hester's apartment at 1001 Jerome Avenue, because you have to maneuver around a pile of burning asphalt. The pyre is being tended by a small phalanx of construction workers hired to erect the new Yankees stadium where Macombs Dam Park stood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    Your Turn: Where the Yankees Spend Big

    With the Yankees safely on the road to the postseason (a 98 percent shot of getting there, according to Baseball Prospectus' Playoff Odds Report) the Voice this week takes a look at the team's two big-money issues: The $1.3 billion stadium project it's building in the Bronx's Macombs Dam Park, a ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2006

    Another Yankee Sweep

    How city officials snoozed while the Yanks burned public money for their new stadium

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2006

    Yanks Get OK To Zap Park

    A state judge on Tuesday refused to stop the Yankees from going ahead with their plan to build a new stadium in Macombs Dam Park, clearing the way for tomorrow's groundbreaking—and a protest by local residents who've fought to stop the taking of their green space. The Bloomberg administration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2006

    Macombs Damned

    At 9:30 tomorrow morning, the New York Yankees will hold the official groundbreaking for their $1.3 billion project to replace Yankee Stadium with a new edifice across the street. On a giant stage hastily assembled in one corner of Macombs Dam Park, city officials and Yankee execs will gather before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    Park Service Okays Yanks' Park Demolition

    One of the slim threads of red tape holding back the Yankees' plan to build a new stadium atop Macombs Dam Park has been snipped, as the National Park Service has okayed the use of federally funded parkland for the project. Though no official announcement has been made, Micaela Birmingham of New ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2006

    Yankee Lobbyists on Taxpayers' Tab

    Circling the bases: Documents reveal city paid the team's lobbyists and execs—for lobbying city and state officials

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    Carrion, Our Wayward Son

    When Bronx Community Board 4 voted last November to oppose the city plan to drop a new Yankees stadium on top of Macombs Dam Park, providing the project's only speed bump on the fast track to approval, it seemed only a matter of time before Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion exacted his revenge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006
  • News

    March 7, 2006

    Two Stadiums. No Waiting.

    Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2005

    Yankees Plan Marks Parks

    There'll be new parks along with the new stadium, but a principle is being razed In the New York Yankees' stadium saga, Macombs Dam Park has long been the whipping boy. Back in 1994, as Yankees officials were complaining about the crime and parking problems around their 161st Street home, the te ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 1999

    Baseball's New Pitch

    The National Pastime Finally Reaches Out To Its International Fan Base

  • News

    April 28, 1998
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