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September 17, 2009

The Yankee Stadium gate that will not die

The push to save Yankee Stadium's Gate 2 is back in the news today — or rather, back in the News, the one New York paper that can't seem to get enough of this story. The latest angle is that advocates say preserving it would cost only $1 million, not the $10 million that the Parks Department says it would run; how this translates into "cheaper to save than tear down," only the Daily News headline writers know for sure.

Next up: Gate 2 supporters are reportedly meeting Monday with Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., who has absolutely no oversight over the stadium demolition project. He could certainly try to lean on the mayor's office to adapt its plan for demolition — scheduled to begin next month — but given that he just voted to oppose a project by the mayor's favorite developer, he might not get such a warm hearing.


with so many of the nyc parks going wanting, why spend so much on a "monument" that kids can't play on?????????

Posted by paul w. on September 18, 2009 02:54 PM

Why preserve it, because, once it's gone, it's gone. If preserved, I really can't see anyone walking by in 10-20 years and saying "why did they preserve that? Is was a really stupid idea."

A commemorative brick sale in the park as been investigated and should cover the cost.

So far the Design Commission is not happy that the park includes no physical remant of the Stadium. There's another review meeting today to see if they updated their plan . . .

Posted by Sparky on October 26, 2009 05:30 PM

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