Yanks parks cost more, take longer

The New York Times reported earlier this week what readers of this site already knew: The new parks to replace the ones buried under the Yankees‘ new stadium are behind schedule and over budget. The parks cost estimate, Parks Department spokesperson Jama Adams told the Times, is now $174 million, down slightly from a $190 million estimate two months ago, but said it might still go up; work still hasn’t started on most of the new parks, meanwhile, most of which now aren’t slated to open until 2011. The original city environmental impact report issued in early 2006 promised that “by 2009, all of the replacement parkland and recreational facilities would be constructed.”

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