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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.