Yankees to donate $50,000 to struggling businesses near Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees are giving back to businesses along the 161st Street corridor that are struggling to stay open during the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Dec 23, 2020, 10:58 PM

Updated 1,246 days ago

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The New York Yankees are giving back to businesses along the 161st Street corridor that are struggling to stay open during the pandemic.
The Bronx Bombers are providing 10 awards of $5,000 to provide relief to some mom and pop businesses near Yankee Stadium.
Restaurants, bars and merchandise gift stores have struggled as fans were banned from the baseball stadium during the season.
Councilmember Vanessa Gibson has selected the stores that will be given the awards.
Owners of the Yankee Twin Bar Eatery haven't heard of any cash flow coming to assist them.
"It's been a struggle," they say. "But what can we do, we've been taking it day by day."
Many of the storefronts and restaurants have been welcoming Yankees fans for more than five decades and feel like the team isn't doing enough.
They say they want the baseball team's vice present to give out checks to every single business owner right away.
Some say that $50,000 isn't enough for the community and that the Yankees are a multibillion-dollar company, and the amount they are giving to the neighborhood is "a smack in all of our faces."
News 12 is told the Yankees are also working with the city's small businesses services to provide sales opportunities and free business consulting.


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