Eyes on the Street: Inside the Stadium

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Here are snapshots of the scoreboard at Yankee Stadium last Sunday. (The Yanks beat Toronto, 7-5.) Despite the perceived parking hardship, average attendance at the stadium has been 52,739 this season, an all-time record.

Naturally, this casts further doubt on the need for all those (all together now) publicly funded parking spaces — a project that has already caused actual hardship for South Bronx residents who, to add injury to injury, saw neighborhood park land poached and replaced (temporarily, at least) by a stinky plastic heat island.

Assuming the garages are built as planned, and prove as unprofitable as expected, will the scoreboard still "strongly suggest using public transportation"?

  • gecko

    Should start a large swatch of urban farming at the proposed parking site and forget about the cars. Heirloom tomatoes next summer would be nice, sweet corn, lots of basil, and spinach for the home team.

  • Larry Littlefield

    Remember why we are paying up the wazoo to keep the Yankees? Because the Bronx is a bad neighborhood and no one wants to go there, so they want to move to New Jersey.

    Some may have forgotten, but I haven’t.

    Bronx pols demanded that the city pay up to keep the Yankees. They should have offered to send a bus to take them across the river. I was hoping New Jersey would pony up so we wouldn’t have to. But they’re not that stupid.

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