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  • Originally posted by WEB View Post
    I contacted Richard Brodsky and asked that Babe Ruth Plaza name be taken down and replaced by Macombs Dam Park signage on the plaza and in the mallpark seat proceeds go from the yankee coffers directly to the city for permanent preservation of Macombs and John Mullaly Parks as historical landmarks.
    Yeah, good luck with that..






    Originally posted by WEB View Post
    I would suggest everyone send Mr Brodsky a quick twitter note. That unused parking garage would make a great new public park and finally replace the lost parkland, I think the Yankees should pay to make that happen for the community as well and forfeit all future rights to that land as part of paying back their taxpayer bonds.
    https://twitter.com/#!/RichardBrodsky
    Let me guess.. You're either a Mets fan, or a Red Sox fan?







    Originally posted by WEB View Post
    You can bet Richard Brodsky will love to publicly demand the Yankees pay back the community when the new Macombs Dam Park fields open.
    [url]http://youtu.be/2w-Uys2gXlQ[/
    Lol...
    Not everybody has an extreme hatred towards the New York Yankees..
    Like two other frequent poster(s) in this thread:
    "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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    • image.jpg

      http://articles.nydailynews.com/2008...tadium-project
      City's field of schemes in Bronx?

      A recently discovered photograph of a baseball diamond just west of the old Yankee Stadium has reignited questions about whether the city is actually replacing all of the recreational parkland taken.....

      Locals and activists say the asphalt field remained in off-season use and should be counted as park space lost to the project.
      "There's no other way to say it but that they lied about it," said Geoff Croft of NYC Park Advocates, who said he played ball at the site as a child. "They have ignored these facilities."
      Last edited by WEB; 03-11-2012, 04:59 AM.

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      • Originally posted by WEB View Post
        [ATTACH]105838[/ATTACH]

        http://articles.nydailynews.com/2008...tadium-project
        City's field of schemes in Bronx?

        A recently discovered photograph of a baseball diamond just west of the old Yankee Stadium has reignited questions about whether the city is actually replacing all of the recreational parkland taken.....

        Locals and activists say the asphalt field remained in off-season use and should be counted as park space lost to the project.
        "There's no other way to say it but that they lied about it," said Geoff Croft of NYC Park Advocates, who said he played ball at the site as a child. "They have ignored these facilities."




        Yes, millions of Yankees fans all over New York are asking this very question! lol...

        Aaaaaaaaaah, look at the beauty of "OLD" YS from afar in this picture..
        Makes me despise the renovations from the 1970's even more!!
        "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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        • You know what I find most interesting, is that most of these people demanding about the parks would be the same people blasting the Yankees if they had moved to Jersey or the West Side. The loss of parkland is sad and unfortunate and a travesty that it's taking so long, but they're getting a real nice park that hopefully will be maintained. It's bigger than the local park in my neighborhood in Brooklyn, which is relatively close in size to that area. Demanding that the Yankees give all the ticket proceeds to the parks is ridiculous and renaming Babe Ruth Plaza to Macombs Dam Park is just as ludicrous. I don't blame the Yankees, they asked and it was given. This situation is shoddy politics and corruption within the city as well as Bloomberg's penchant for money first, people second way of running this city. The South Bronx is the poorest congressional district in the US, take the Yankees out of the equation and that area loses hundreds of jobs both seasonal and full time, and businesses.
          The 27 Time World Series Champions New York Yankees!

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          • Originally posted by Yankeefan90 View Post
            The loss of parkland is sad and unfortunate and a travesty that it's taking so long, but they're getting a real nice park that hopefully will be maintained. It's bigger than the local park in my neighborhood in Brooklyn, which is relatively close in size to that area.
            The land returned to the community is smaller vs what was there or promised, it's taken over six years and is a permit field looking like a members-only club.

            Originally posted by Yankeefan90 View Post
            Demanding that the Yankees give all the ticket proceeds to the parks is ridiculous and renaming Babe Ruth Plaza to Macombs Dam Park is just as ludicrous. I don't blame the Yankees, they asked and it was given.
            They threatened for decades and it was taken.

            Who wrote all the ticket proceeds? A portion of the seat proceeds earmarked for preservation. Macombs Dam Park is the century old tradition on the land the mallpark sits on and deserves the same recognition just like the baseball markers all over the new Macombs Dam Park.

            Originally posted by Yankeefan90 View Post
            The South Bronx is the poorest congressional district in the US, take the Yankees out of the equation and that area loses hundreds of jobs both seasonal and full time, and businesses.
            That's not correct considering all the jobs have been taken from the neighborhood and placed inside the mallpark.

            The new Yankee stadium got up to $850 million in taxpayer investments but will create just 15 permanent jobs, a scathing new report charges.

            It slams the city Industrial Development Agency, saying it “may have violated existing law in its creation of massive amounts of public debt and its failure to assure public benefits from the massive taxpayer investment.”

            http://sportsbybrooks.com/new-yankee...new-jobs-19945

            http://yonkerstribune.typepad.com/yo...nent-jobs.html
            New Jobs Created As A Result Of The New, Taxpayer Financed Yankee Stadium
            FULL TIME EMPLOYEES

            The Yankees now assert that there will be a total of 22 new permanent full time jobs created as a result of the new Yankee Stadium project.This is an increase of their original statement that 15 new permanent full time jobs would be created. The Yankees now assert that there will be no increase in non-permanent full time jobs. These are the players, coaches and scouts. The total amount of full time jobs at the Stadium is now estimated to be 174.
            Last edited by WEB; 03-11-2012, 07:53 AM.

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            • Originally posted by DN4L View Post
              Yes, millions of Yankees fans all over New York are asking this very question! lol...
              The citizenry of New York does not consist of Yankees fans, or even baseball fans, I might point out. And Bloomberg's administration has two years to run. After that, expect change in the city's relationship to the Tampa corporation with the big tax breaks on city land in the Bronx.
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              • Originally posted by Yankeefan90 View Post
                You know what I find most interesting, is that most of these people demanding about the parks would be the same people blasting the Yankees if they had moved to Jersey or the West Side. The loss of parkland is sad and unfortunate and a travesty that it's taking so long, but they're getting a real nice park that hopefully will be maintained. It's bigger than the local park in my neighborhood in Brooklyn, which is relatively close in size to that area. Demanding that the Yankees give all the ticket proceeds to the parks is ridiculous and renaming Babe Ruth Plaza to Macombs Dam Park is just as ludicrous. I don't blame the Yankees, they asked and it was given. This situation is shoddy politics and corruption within the city as well as Bloomberg's penchant for money first, people second way of running this city. The South Bronx is the poorest congressional district in the US, take the Yankees out of the equation and that area loses hundreds of jobs both seasonal and full time, and businesses.



                "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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                • Originally posted by Yankeefan90 View Post
                  You know what I find most interesting, is that most of these people demanding about the parks would be the same people blasting the Yankees if they had moved to Jersey or the West Side. The loss of parkland is sad and unfortunate and a travesty that it's taking so long, but they're getting a real nice park that hopefully will be maintained. It's bigger than the local park in my neighborhood in Brooklyn, which is relatively close in size to that area. Demanding that the Yankees give all the ticket proceeds to the parks is ridiculous and renaming Babe Ruth Plaza to Macombs Dam Park is just as ludicrous. I don't blame the Yankees, they asked and it was given. This situation is shoddy politics and corruption within the city as well as Bloomberg's penchant for money first, people second way of running this city. The South Bronx is the poorest congressional district in the US, take the Yankees out of the equation and that area loses hundreds of jobs both seasonal and full time, and businesses.
                  What you're
                  saying makes good common sense, unlike some of the things I've read in this thread. Having it dissected by our astute contributor WEB, seems to make what you're saying have even MORE good sense. I thank you for your very sensible input on these pages.

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                  • Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                    Alrighty then. (I didn't know they re-used the name from the old park.)
                    Very simple: Because NOTHING HAPPENED on the current site of "Macombs Dam Park"! All Yankee History took place at the Mall across 161st Street.


                    lmao...
                    RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

                    NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

                    RYS: "No, I am your father..."

                    NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

                    RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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                    • [QUOTE=Yankeefan90;1988637]You know what I find most interesting, is that most of these people demanding about the parks would be the same people blasting the Yankees if they had moved to Jersey or the West Side. The loss of parkland is sad and unfortunate and a travesty that it's taking so long, but they're getting a real nice park that hopefully will be maintained. It's bigger than the local park in my neighborhood in Brooklyn, which is relatively close in size to that area. Demanding that the Yankees give all the ticket proceeds to the parks is ridiculous and renaming Babe Ruth Plaza to Macombs Dam Park is just as ludicrous. I don't blame the Yankees, they asked and it was given. This situation is shoddy politics and corruption within the city as well as Bloomberg's penchant for money first, people second way of running this city. The South Bronx is the poorest congressional district in the US, take the Yankees out of the equation and that area loses hundreds of jobs both seasonal and full time, and businesses.[/QUOTE]

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                      • [QUOTE=Jim Vaz;1988982]
                        Originally posted by Yankeefan90 View Post
                        The South Bronx is the poorest congressional district in the US, take the Yankees out of the equation and that area loses hundreds of jobs both seasonal and full time, and businesses.[/QUOTE]


                        I can't even fathom what the South Bronx would be like, if it wasn't for the New York Yankees..
                        Thank God for NYS, and thank God for the New York Yankees!!!
                        "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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                        • Originally posted by Jim Vaz View Post
                          [B]The South Bronx is the poorest congressional district in the US, take the Yankees out of the equation and that area loses hundreds of jobs both seasonal and full time, and businesses.
                          I bet the poorest congressional district in the US could have used 1.5 billion dollars of taxpayer bonded money going directly to the Bronx for business improvement. That would have created more than 15-22 new full time jobs filled by baseball staff or Steinbrenner, Levine, flunkies and relatives for what they claim was only 175 already.

                          That's not to mention the jobs/revenue lost all over the neighborhood for every business now inside the mallpark neighborhood with lower seating capacity.

                          Oh the new Macombs Dam Park supposedly will have someone in a cart providing security, that's one job vs all the people who lost their jobs the last six years with all the parks closed.
                          Last edited by WEB; 03-12-2012, 02:59 PM.

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                          • Hear ye!!! Hear ye!!!

                            Originally posted by WEB View Post
                            Macombs Dam Park, John Mullaly Park, The Bronx Greatest Dynasty.

                            Contact Richard Brodsky and ask that Babe Ruth Plaza name be taken down and replaced by Macombs Dam Park signage on the plaza and the convicted felon's taxpayer mallpark seat proceeds go directly for permanent preservation of Macombs and John Mullaly Parks as historical landmarks.

                            https://twitter.com/#!/RichardBrodsky




                            Make sure YS1923 gets this info..
                            I'm sure he'd love to "waste his time", writing to Richard Brodsky on this "ridiculous issue", while eating some of Sparky Lyle's NYS cake!
                            "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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                            • Originally posted by WEB View Post
                              I bet the poorest congressional district in the US could have used 1.5 billion dollars of taxpayer bonded money going directly to the Bronx for business improvement. That would have created more than 15-22 new full time jobs filled by baseball staff or Steinbrenner, Levine, flunkies and relatives for what they claim was only 175 already.

                              That's not to mention the jobs/revenue lost all over the neighborhood for every business now inside the mallpark neighborhood with lower seating capacity.

                              Oh the new Macombs Dam Park supposedly will have someone in a cart providing security, that's one job vs all the people who lost their jobs the last six years with all the parks closed.
                              I'm going to say it once again, this is NOT the Yankees fault. They're like any other business who may have connections within the city government, the real villain in all of this is city hall.
                              If Bloomberg was a good mayor able to balance the needs of both the team and the neighborhood, we don't even discuss this. There's no way I don't take the package that the city gives me if I was Steinbrenner. Most of this chatter is about the loss of the old Stadium, it's gone, now you're turning it into a moral/class warfare argument.
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                              • Originally posted by Yankeefan90 View Post
                                I'm going to say it once again, this is NOT the Yankees fault. They're like any other business who may have connections within the city government, the real villain in all of this is city hall.
                                If Bloomberg was a good mayor able to balance the needs of both the team and the neighborhood, we don't even discuss this. There's no way I don't take the package that the city gives me if I was Steinbrenner. Most of this chatter is about the loss of the old Stadium, it's gone, now you're turning it into a moral/class warfare argument.
                                this has been my point as well

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