South Bronx Develops Into Yankee Stadium Parking Lot

Yesterday’s City Limits article on Yankee Stadium parking contains a link to an interactive Google map, developed by author Mathilde Piard, of the stadium site and its surroundings. Users can click on the shaded areas for descriptions of each parking garage or surface lot, including how many cars it can hold and when it will be used.

Be sure to click on Garage A, formerly known as what was left of Macombs Dam Park, for the $237 million subsidy and free police parking feature.

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Take Me Out to the Yankees Parking Subsidy Hearing

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NYCEDC Building a Park(ing Lot) for Downtown Brooklyn

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City Approves Subsidized Yankee Stadium Parking

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Yes, the Yankees’ season is over. But on the bright side, this morning the city handed the team a nice consolation prize: $225 million in tax exempt bonds for parking deck construction at the new Yankee Stadium. Under the agreement, the city will give up some $2.5 million in taxes, with an estimated $5 million […]