New Yankee Stadium replacement park a tough pitch

April 21, 2008 08:50AM

The Bloomberg administration has opened a new ballfield and park in the
South Bronx as part of a plan to compensate for the 25 acres of
parkland lost to the new Yankee Stadium, but the plan has not yet
yielded any real gains in open space, according to critics. The new $2.4 million park at P.S.
29, at 758 Courtlandt Avenue, now has dugouts, bleachers, a handball
court and fake turf, but the space is one mile away from the parkland
that was taken away. The city’s replacement plan is mapped out across
12.5 acres of land that had already been designated as parkland.


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