Yankees, city not a hit with NYC Park Advocates

Advocates for parks around Yankee Stadium are charging that the city and the baseball club have not followed through on promises to restore land being

SOUTH BRONX - Advocates for parks around Yankee Stadium are charging that the city and the baseball club have not followed through on promises to restore land being used for a new stadium. Originally, city and state elected officials gave up 25 acres of historic South Bronx parkland the Yankees said they needed to begin construction on a new stadium. The Yankees organization promised the community it would get back all of the land and more.

According to a new report by NYC Park Advocates, only 21 acres will be replaced. Park advocates claim the city has come up with a replacement plan to make up for the deficit. However, they say 58 percent of the replacement acreage already exists as mapped parkland.

Meanwhile, parkgoers say they miss the old grounds.?Not only did you have jogging and running, you had football and soccer and more space. In this area, all you can do is just run,? says Benny Cruz, who for the past 42 years has been a frequent visitor to the parks around the stadium. The Department of Parks & Recreation declined comment to News 12 The Bronx on this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least seven alleged gang member were arrested 1 7 arrested after gang takedown in the Bronx
We asked Bronx residents if they believe in 2 Word on the Street: Extraterrestrial life
Filming has started on a new movie starring 3 The Buzz: Kevin Hart movie shoots in the Bronx
4 VIDEO: Interview with parents of Bronx teen who died on mission trip
VIDEO: CB6 works to help create BID for 5 VIDEO: CB6 works to help create BID for East Tremont

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE