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

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  • Opening Day 2012

    All I can say is.. "OMG"!!!! Heritage Field is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
    The Yankee fans who were there loved it, the children and parents of the community who were there yesterday loved it, everybody who was there yesterday was in awe over it!!!

    I used to say that Heritage Field was a "win/win" situation for the South Bronx. Well, O take that back now.. It's a "win/win/win/win/win/win/win/win" situation!!!!
    It was so incredible to walk around (inside) this beautiful park, where Yankee legends of the past played in their pinstripes. (The goose bumps are finally going away this morning... lol)
































    "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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    • Opening Day 2012: Part 2




























      "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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      • Opening Day 2012: Part 3
































        "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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        • Opening Day 2012: Part 4































          "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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          • Opening Day 2012: Part 5

            Fortunately the small protest (very small) to have Babe Ruth Plaza be renamed Macombs Dam Park Plaza has not happened, I'm happy to say.. lol



































            "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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            • Opening Day 2012: Part 6






























              "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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              • Opening Day 2012: Part 7




























                "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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                • Nice pics of Macombs Dam Park, DNL.
                  Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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                  • It still kills me that the ballpark of my youth is gone. It has been gone for a few years now and I still have not stepped foot in the new place and I'm in no rush to. First I can't afford it but most important....it isn't the ballpark of my youth. Yes, things change and time marches on but if our mortal enemies the Boston Red Sox can play in a 100-year old stadium that seats 37,000, why couldn't my team continue to play in their stadium from 1921 & 1976 that held 56,000. The renovated Yankee Stadium was Heaven to me.

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                    • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
                      Nice pics of Macombs Dam Park, DNL.
                      And that's the way it's going to stay forever.

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                      • Originally posted by WEB View Post
                        And that's the way it's going to stay forever.
                        There's probably a "Heritage Field" somewhere down in the Tampa-St. Pete area, I'm guessing? That's where this corporate brand of "heritage" is owned and managed, anyway.
                        Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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                        • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
                          There's probably a "Heritage Field" somewhere down in the Tampa-St. Pete area, I'm guessing? That's where this corporate brand of "heritage" is owned and managed, anyway.
                          Please change the name of this thread to Macombs Dam Park, the politicians have spoken, the parks department have spoken and the people have spoken.

                          The signs don't lie.

                          What was built on both Macombs Dam Park sites since 2006 are just so inferior to it's predecessors in every possible way. Squeeze in three ball-fields with virtually no trees and too many walkways with no place to spend a day in the park unless you are there to play baseball. They cared more about a walkway to original Macombs Dam Park then building this smaller one.

                          No shade, no trees, no park, just a few slopes surrounding the fields, with cars all over the place behind it.
                          Seems like it was designed for no one to go there unless it was to play baseball.
                          Not good at all for the community.

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                          The NY Times cover up on Macombs Dam Park is getting more publicity:
                          http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2012/...-heritage.html

                          All Is Swell and (Apparently Forgotten) In Yankee Replacement Park debacle According to the New York Times
                          “Now nobody’s complaining,” - New York Times "kicker quote."
                          http://awalkintheparknyc.blogspot.co...forgotten.html

                          "When I talked to her she was so effusive about how beautiful the parks were. It didn't matter what I said her article was already written. She was just so over the moon, so effusive. I don't think she understood. I went on and on and she didn't care." - Bronx Resident Joyce Hogi
                          Last edited by WEB; 04-14-2012, 03:10 PM.

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                          • Originally posted by WEB View Post
                            Please change the name of this thread to Macombs Dam Park, the politicians have spoken, the parks department have spoken and the people have spoken.

                            The signs don't lie.

                            What was built on both Macombs Dam Park sites since 2006 are just so inferior to it's predecessors in every possible way. Squeeze in three ball-fields with virtually no trees and too many walkways with no place to spend a day in the park unless you are there to play baseball. They cared more about a walkway to original Macombs Dam Park then building this smaller one.

                            No shade, no trees, no park, just a few slopes surrounding the fields, with cars all over the place behind it.
                            Seems like it was designed for no one to go there unless it was to play baseball.
                            Not good at all for the community.

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                            The NY Times cover up on Macombs Dam Park is getting more publicity:
                            http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2012/...-heritage.html

                            All Is Swell and (Apparently Forgotten) In Yankee Replacement Park debacle According to the New York Times
                            “Now nobody’s complaining,” - New York Times "kicker quote."
                            http://awalkintheparknyc.blogspot.co...forgotten.html

                            "When I talked to her she was so effusive about how beautiful the parks were. It didn't matter what I said her article was already written. She was just so over the moon, so effusive. I don't think she understood. I went on and on and she didn't care." - Bronx Resident Joyce Hogi




                            lmao..
                            "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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                            • The only, and I do mean only, problem I have with the design of this park is the blue lines on the field. Couldn't they have picked a less obtrusive way to outline the old stadium? The blue does tend to stick out a bit. Could they have possibly used dirt instead? Or a tiny swath of artificial turf or something like that? At least a different color other than blue. That's a bit jarring. Green, maybe?

                              Oh well. A minor nitpick in the end. Heritage Field is here, Yankee Stadium II is here, there's nothing any of you haters can do about it, so why not just clam up and accept what you've got? It's not as if there's a choice. It's there. It isn't going anywhere. Deal with it.
                              It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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                              • Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                                The only, and I do mean only, problem I have with the design of this park is the blue lines on the field. Couldn't they have picked a less obtrusive way to outline the old stadium? The blue does tend to stick out a bit. Could they have possibly used dirt instead? Or a tiny swath of artificial turf or something like that? At least a different color other than blue. That's a bit jarring. Green, maybe?

                                Oh well. A minor nitpick in the end.
                                Don't worry, with absolutely no money allocated to maintain the fields the blue lines will soon be gone replaced with----nothing.

                                The signs all say Macombs Dam Park they are not going anywhere so you will have to deal with it. I would not want to cross the street either,
                                best to save your money.
                                Last edited by WEB; 04-14-2012, 04:24 PM.

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