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Macombs Dam Park [II] / Heritage Park (former Yankee Stadium [I] site)

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  • #31
    Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    [*]The bowling alley across the street from the site is closed, undergoing renovation.[/LIST]
    where are the embargoed bags and laptops being warehoused?
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Paul W View Post
      makes for too much dead space behind the new field backstop.
      with other fields facing towards this one the maximum distance is needed for the outfield overlap.
      these are supposed to be fields to be used, not a museum...
      Yeah, but that's just it, Paul-it seems Heritage Field is being disigned to be a little bit of both. Maybe they could place a large "ny" insignia behind the backstop or find some other way to use that dead space. Or they can just leave it the way it is in the proposal minus the contrasting grass.It's just my opinion, but If they do go with an outline of grass-- which appears to overlap the main field--I'm not so sure how good that would look. Again, just my opinion, but I would think they'd go in one direction or the other-but not both.
      Last edited by florida_yankee_fan; 07-02-2010, 03:17 PM.
      "There comes a time in every man's life and I've had plenty of them."--Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel

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      • #33
        Old Yankee Stadium Park

        Originally posted by RichardLillard1 View Post
        The name change was suggested at a design commission hearing in February and erroneously reported as fact in a press release by The Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium.

        This was, in all likely hood, nothing more than a miscommunication, as the same hearing also delivered the final nail in the coffin for Gate 2 and the efforts to preserve it.

        I have not seen anything beyond its mention at that hearing since then, including the final hearing for Heritage Field in April (might have been May, I'm not positive). So as it stands, we are likely looking at Heritage Field for a final name.


        Richard
        The Design Commission meeting was on April 26, 2010 when the Commissioners gave final approval to the Parks department for the proposed park on the existing Yankee Stadium site. No mention of the name change was discussed during that particular meeting.

        At the February 22, 2010 meeting the Commissioners asked a representative from the Parks department if they had a problem with the name of the park being changed from Heritage Field to Old Yankee Stadium Park.

        The Parks department replied that they had no objections to the name change as Heritage Field was only a "working name" for the project. No official confirmation or documentation supports the name change to Old Yankee Stadium Park.

        My guess is the Park will be renamed at a later date. Whether Old Yankee Stadium Park is considered will have to be determined.
        Yankee Stadium 1923-2008

        Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Robbyb26 View Post
          Insult to injury
          I don't have a problem with Cashman or Joba being on hand for the ceremony, however Lonn Trost and PigVomit(Randy Levine) should be escorted off site immediately!
          Yankee Stadium 1923-2008

          Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
            I don't have a problem with Cashman or Joba being on hand for the ceremony, however Lonn Trost and PigVomit(Randy Levine) should be escorted off site immediately!
            Randy Levine is the one responsible for the demolition of Yankee Stadium. It was a 10 year work in progress for Levine to get Steinbrenner a new Stadium. He was deputy Mayor under Rudy, worked on the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement that allowed deductions from luxury taxes with the building of new stadiums, and finally President of the New York Yankees.

            So somebody please escort him off the premises
            Yankee Stadium 1923-2008

            Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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            • #36
              Photos from Thursday, July 1

              "Excavation" by the left field bleachers area...




              View from the 161st Street subway platform, looking towards home plate... I think the dirt in the foreground was taken from the bleachers area to make the "excavation..."




              This photo was taken from the new Macombs Dam Park... the entrance to the Yankee Offices and the Press Gate were here...




              Hallowed ground, now and forevermore...




              One of my traditions, the view from as best as I could figure to being directly behind home plate... not sure if it's worth pursuing future shots from this angle, at least not on an "every time I go up there" basis (unless there are obvious changes), but in any case here's how it looked Thursday...




              Wonder what these rolls are... do they have anything to do with Heritage Field?




              This appears to be the area where they had the groundbreaking ceremonies a couple of days earlier... wonder if anyone got any photos of the event from either this vantage point or from the Macombs Dam Park...




              More to come...
              Last edited by Gary Dunaier; 07-03-2010, 11:46 PM.
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              Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
              Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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              • #37
                More photos from Thursday, July 1

                Another look at the "excavation" where the bleachers were...




                Yet another look, from a more straightaway angle...




                The "footprint" of the original (1976) ticket booth area and escalator pod at Gate 6...




                There's a small window in the blue construction fence where you can get a street-level view of the site...




                Here's the view from that window...




                The River Avenue Playground, across from Gate 6... the famous mural on the side of the bowling alley is in the background...




                Speaking of the bowling alley, they're undergoing renovations themselves...




                Here's a view from inside the skateboard park on the other side of 157th Street, diagonally across from Gate 6... River Avenue is to your left, 157th Street is straight ahead, and the mural on the bowling alley is in the distance...




                Finally, a widescreen view of the classic South Bronx skyline that's formed the backdrop for so much baseball history throughout the years...




                The rest of my photos from July 1 are here.
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                Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
                Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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                • #38
                  Those rolls look to be rolls of landscape fabric.

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                  • #39
                    I'm thinking they may hold a contest to determine the name of the site. I'll go with "Bronx Bomber Ballfields" or "Murderers Row Meadows".

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Power Wally View Post
                      I'm thinking they may hold a contest to determine the name of the site. I'll go with "Bronx Bomber Ballfields" or "Murderers Row Meadows".
                      That would actually be a pretty good idea. An online vote would be awesome. But I highly doubt they will do it.
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                      • #41
                        Really nice pictures Gary. Once again your pictures tell a story of what's going on. Thanks for sharing.
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                        • #42
                          Transforming Ruth's House into a park- By Howard Goldin

                          Link to article: http://highbridgenews.blogspot.com/2...into-park.html
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                          Last edited by florida_yankee_fan; 07-09-2010, 09:04 PM.
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                          • #43
                            The article states that there will be an area where people can "discuss", presumably the demolition of the greatest sports venue ever built.
                            Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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                            • #44
                              I posted this in the other thread (YS demolition)
                              I vote for or request that heritage field be rename
                              BOB SHEPPARD field
                              he was present HERE at this site (OYS/RYS) more than any
                              yankee player
                              Last edited by drdg; 07-13-2010, 11:17 AM.
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by drdg View Post
                                I posted this in the other thread (YS demolition)
                                I vote for or request that heritage field be rename
                                BOB SHEPPARD field
                                he was present HERE at this site (OYS/RYS) more than any
                                yankee player or otherwise

                                I think former clubhouse attendant Pete Sheehy had Bob Sheppard beat, in tenure...
                                "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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