After staying relatively quiet for years on Mayor Bloomberg’s deal for a new Yankee Stadium, Comptroller Bill Thompson has come out swinging, as today he attacked the Bloomberg administration for “incredible mismanagement” of the project.
“Anybody can see that this is simply a bad deal for New York,” he said in a Read More
The city has released a cost/benefit analysis of the new Yankees and Mets stadiums, as the city plans to issue a fresh set of tax-free bonds for the projects.
For the Yankees project, costs directly to the city are up substantially since the last analysis in 2006 (from $34.3 million to $209.5 million, excluding Read More
It wasn’t supposed to end like this.
For a stadium that had witnessed so much, from countless no-hitters and perfect games, to more championship banners than any other major professional sports franchise, the end was supposed to come late in October, a final out squeezed by Derek Jeter to make the Yankees champions.
Instead, the Read More
Of course, the Yankees will try to upstage Billy Joel’s final farewell to Shea. The New York Daily News is reporting that George Steinbrenner and son Hank want either the Boss or Paul McCartney to bring the stadium down in November. Sources close to both performers aren’t aware of any negotiations. But Steinbrenner Read More
Mark Yost in the Wall Street Journal this morning has a searing indictment of sports stadia development. He singles out, among a few others, the new Yankee Stadium going up in the South Bronx.
A 1998 report by the New York City Independent Budget Office found no "economic rationale for assuming that building Read More
A strong and fond memory of being a kid and growing up in New York City was my first trip to Yankee Stadium. You came out of the tunnel that led to the stands and you looked up to see the beautiful blue sky standing in contrast to the white façade above the upper deck. Read More
If Yankees fans were paying as much as $150 for parking in the team's brief post-season, why wouldn't they shell out $25 ($29.60 with tax) for a regular game? That's the amount they can expect to pay after the Industrial Development Agency, a mayorally controlled board, unanimously approved $225 million in tax-exempt Read More
What happened at Yankee Stadium last night, after the Yankees lost to the Indians 6-4 in the fourth game of the American League division series and the fans were filing mournfully out of the stadium?
George Steinbrenner, the Yankees' principal owner, who had tied Torre's future to the outcome of this series, was said to Read More
The Yankees saved their skins—and by some accounts, their manager Joe Torre—when they rallied past a two-run deficit and Roger Clemens’ injured hamstring to beat the Cleveland Indians last night at Yankee Stadium 8 to 4.
Johnny Damon, who put the Yankees to sleep three Octobers ago with a grand slam as a Red Sox Read More
No photograph ran with the online version of New York Post reporter Jeremy Olshan's story about the New York City Transit using barricades to block some ubway exits near Yankee Stadium.
The visuals are kind of essential to a) show how really bad an idea this is, and b) prove that Read More