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Opening Day

April 13, 2010
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Nice win by the Yankees, despite their efforts to blow it at the end. But more about that in due course, and all the well-deserved Hideki love. But here’s a stark look at what’s left of the past across the street.

I really kind of wish they had gotten the demolition done before Opening Day. What could be taking so long?

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  1. April 14, 2010 2:27 am

    I know we’ve been round and round on this issue dozens of times, so I’ll keep it brief. How does that picture not make you angry. The Yankees spent 20 years skimping on maintenance so that they could claim the stadium was falling apart and needed a new one. The old one worked fine, and was a classic New York, and American, building. A reasonable investment could have refurbished it, making it more user friendly and profitable, lord knows the struggling Yankees need it.

    But instead, they got the City to help finance this stadium, never mind the millions we spent on area “improvements” that benefited only the most profitable team in American professional sports. Then they raised the ticket prices; and they did this all on top of rare, valuable, and much used and needed parkland in one of the poorest areas of the City. Parkland, for which we were promised a replacement , by last year!. That, of course, has not happened, and what parks have been built have been scattered around the borough. The rest, well I’m not holding my breath for it.

    Finally, they left pieces of a broken and destroyed beloved landmark standing for everybody to see. They couldn’t get this emotional job done before the Opening Day? sure they could have, they just don’t give a fuck.

  2. JCo permalink
    April 14, 2010 3:56 pm

    I disagree that the lame-ass 70s renovation was a “classic New York building.” Other than that, I agree.

  3. April 14, 2010 4:14 pm

    The renovation was not especially well done, but it remained an important, even iconic, building. Now it is gone.

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