Legislature vote boosts new Yankee Stadium

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The state Assembly voted unanimously Thursday to authorize New York City to enter into the necessary contracts and leases with the Yankees to build a new $800 million Yankee Stadium in the South Bronx. The vote also included approval of the permits needed for building fresh parking facilities around the stadium, and authorized the transfer of Macombs Dam Park near the current stadium to the Yankees for building the new one. more [Post]