Neil deMause

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    December 28, 2009

    Why This Decade Sucked, Reason #8: New York Turned Into America

    ​ We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Previous reasons here and here. ​9/11 was a tough hit on everyone, especially New Yorkers. But everyone, even people who hated this city, wanted to see the city come back from it. And so we ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    The stadium-naming deal? Make Citigroup and the New York Mets bail the public out for a change.

    In what's obviously a P.R. move, Citigroup says it's looking into pulling out of a $400 million marketing deal with the New York Mets. Here's the current situation: Citigroup is supposedly on the hook to pay $400 million to the Mets for the naming rights to the unwarranted new stadium. Meanwhile, ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Thor Equities Not Done Ruining Coney Island

    Having turned the swaths of Coney Island under his control into wreckage, Thor Equities developer Joe Sitt is gunning for more: now he's offering $91 million for the three acres upon which the Thunderbolt ride sits. (The Post story contains the fun fact that the 'Bolt is owned by the guy who also ow ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    The Yankee Stadium Kerfuffle: A Crib Sheet

    photo by Shelley Panzarella (cc) [The taxpayer costs of the new Yankee Stadium have been much in the news. Neil deMause, co-author of the definitive stadium-boondoggle guide Field of Schemes, answers key questions about it. -- ed.] State assemblymember Richard Brodsky was largely silent during th ... More >>

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    September 10, 2007

    Last Ride at Astroland

    Save Astroland campaigner Brian Gotlieb tries to keep the dream (or at least the swinging pirate ship) alive. Photos by Neil deMause Yesterday was the official last day of business for Astroland, and supporters of the 45-year-old Coney Island institution turned out in hopes of sparking an 11th-hour ... More >>

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    June 5, 2001
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    May 30, 2000


    Baseball Literary Supplement

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    January 11, 2000

    The Century in Sports

    The Eighth Annual Village Voice Sportswriters' Poll