The city is planning to finance a set of garages and lots that would add almost 3,000 more parking spaces near Yankee Stadium even though the new ballpark is going to seat 6,000 fewer patrons than the current one.
A hearing Thursday before the Industrial Development Agency, an arm of city government, drew a Read More
It always seemed like a funny trick to get support for the new Yankee Stadium: build a new Metro North station nearby, not with the Yankees’ money, mind you, but with the public’s. Unfortunately, the $45 million that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority had set aside for the project, which was supposed to start this Read More
Starting at 8:30 a.m. NYC public high school teachers discuss the Holocaust and pedagogy at the Simon Wiesenthal Center/NY Tolerance Center in Manhattan.
At 9:30 a.m., MTA committee meetings are held on Madison Avenue to discuss the Metro-North Railroad.
At 10:30 a.m., education advocates release a report titled “NYC Middle Grade Schools: Platforms for Success Read More
Wrong Side Of the Tracks
To the Editor:
Although I have no problem whatsoever with Sara Vilkomerson badmouthing Long Islanders and New Jersey denizens, I do take umbrage with her stereotypical representation of Westchester residents [“Beneath Their Stations,” The Observatory, Nov. 6]. Yes, there are pockets of extreme wealth in Westchester; however, the county overall Read More
Eliot Spitzer will campaign with Andrea Stewart-Cousins at the Yonkers Metro North train station.
John Edwards discusses U.S.-China relations at the Asia Society.
AARP holds an election issues forum for Hispanic voters at the James Monroe Senior Center in the Bronx.
Christine Quinn and Council Members visit the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.
A Read More
The Governor’s show today appears to have moved Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver little. Silver has come up with a new reason to put off approval of the Moynihan Station plan, which his press office put out today:
“It has become increasingly difficult to understand the lack of an explanation as to why we are Read More
Joyce Purnick notes today (subscription required) how the last-minute endorsement by Mayor and Governor for a Yankee Metro-North station (paid for by M.T.A. taxpayers and riders) was all that was needed to convince some pols to vote yes for Yankee Stadium. But wasn’t that a card Bloomberg and Pataki had been keeping up their Read More
The new Yankee stadium plan passed the City Council subcommittee (3-0) and committee (22-1) today and is awaiting near unanimous approval before the full body this afternoon. Council Member Tony Avella voted ‘aye,’ changing his mind from when he talked with us Monday for the article in today’s paper. It was the Metro-North station Read More
Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg and every other elected official who could squeeze inside a two-page press release just came out in support of a Metro-North station at the proposed new Yankee Stadium site. Tough call. We wonder what took these guys so long to, um, get on board.
Apparently a deadline. Tomorrow the City Read More