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Former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe Returns, Expresses Displeasure at Movement to "Curtail" Public-Private Partnerships (His Legacy?) in the Media

Former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe Returns, Expresses Displeasure at Movement to “Curtail” Public-Private Partnerships (His Legacy?) in the Media

August 16, 2013

Recently, in a rather long interview with the New York Observer, former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said that during his ten year tenure overseeing our city’s public spaces and recreation areas, Mayor Michael Bloomberg never told him to seek out “public-private partnerships” to help fund maintenance and activities at New York City parks. He told [...]

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Is Yankee Stadium's Rough Start Bad Karma?

Is Yankee Stadium's Rough Start Bad Karma?

May 15, 2009

Today’s Wall Street Journal takes an intense look at the new Yankee Stadium with an article entitled, “Yankee Stadium’s Ugly Start : Cheap Home Runs, Empty Seats and Lopsided Losses Have Some Asking, ‘Can a Stadium Fail?‘” It’s a well done piece which looks closely at what (overall) make a stadium succeed. However, the article [...]

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Mayor Bloomberg's Washington Square Park Redesign: Over budget. Delayed.  And NYU can't even hold their graduation ceremony there...

Mayor Bloomberg's Washington Square Park Redesign: Over budget. Delayed. And NYU can't even hold their graduation ceremony there…

March 24, 2009

Well, that blogging break lasted one day but I have a bit of information for you … NYU has announced that this year’s graduation ceremony will again take place at Yankee Stadium (the new one for which close to 400 trees and 1.5 parks in the Bronx were sacrificed*) because Washington Square Park, their favored [...]

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On Yankee Stadium: Replacement Parkland now 67% over initial projected cost ... and about those tax-free bonds

On Yankee Stadium: Replacement Parkland now 67% over initial projected cost … and about those tax-free bonds

January 28, 2009

The Yankee Stadium “replacement” Parkland costs, originally projected at $ 116.1 million, have now risen 67% to close to $195 million, according to a report released yesterday by the Independent Budget Office as reported in Crain’s New York Business. The only reason we know this is due to the fact that the Independent Budget Office [...]

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Mayor Mike In the News ... You win some, you lose some?

Mayor Mike In the News … You win some, you lose some?

January 14, 2009

Having attended (and reported back on) the federal court hearing around term limits last week in downtown Brooklyn, I am not surprised that Judge Charles P. Sifton ruled in the City’s favor saying the term limit overhaul can stay. I would have been awfully surprised if Judge Sifton, who seemed really tired and troubled (confused [...]

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Privatized Stadium in Public Parks - On Yankee Stadium, the Bloomberg Administration and that Luxury Suite

Privatized Stadium in Public Parks – On Yankee Stadium, the Bloomberg Administration and that Luxury Suite

December 1, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration agreed to obliterate one and a half parks (and 400 trees) in the green space-challenged South Bronx with the City’s highest asthma rates in order to provide the Yankee Corporation the land for a new stadium. More and more details about this “deal” keep being revealed and it’s just as murky as [...]

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Today's Daily News on Yankee Stadium "Replacement Parks": South Bronx Residents cry foul as parks get Yanked

Today's Daily News on Yankee Stadium "Replacement Parks": South Bronx Residents cry foul as parks get Yanked

August 20, 2008

The tragedy that is the destruction of two Bronx parks for Yankee Stadium, a corporate entity, continues to make news. It’s almost inconceivable to fathom that more than 22 acres of parkland in the Bronx and over 400 trees were destroyed for the Yankees to build a new stadium. When their last stadium was built, [...]

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NY Daily News:  "Kiss my grass, Mayor Bloomberg" by Michael O'Keefe

NY Daily News: "Kiss my grass, Mayor Bloomberg" by Michael O'Keefe

July 8, 2008

There has been much to report on Parks in the news lately … I’m still catching up! Michael O’Keefe, the New York Daily News Sports writer, wrote this past Sunday about the upcoming Jon Bon Jovi concert on Central Park‘s Great Lawn: Fans of Sayreville’s own Bon Jovi have apparently learned how to defy the [...]

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NY Daily News: "Fort Yankee Stadium" Or ... Mayor Bloomberg further shows his true colors

NY Daily News: "Fort Yankee Stadium" Or … Mayor Bloomberg further shows his true colors

July 1, 2008

From yesterday’s New York Daily News: Fort Yankee Stadium Mayor Bloomberg apparently has adopted a bunker mentality on the new Yankee Stadium project, as serious questions arise over “equal” replacement of parkland, huge cost overruns, questionable financing and other issues. Parks Commish Adrian Benepe is now under orders to pass any media inquiries about the [...]

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Yankee Stadium Parks update: Parks Dept is "inexperienced" in building parks on top of parking garages.

Yankee Stadium Parks update: Parks Dept is "inexperienced" in building parks on top of parking garages.

June 25, 2008

The New York City Council Parks & Recreation Committee called the NYC Parks Department forward to ask a few questions yesterday about the delays (2 years) and skyrocketing costs (from budgeted $99.5 million to now $174 million) of replacing parkland in the South Bronx taken away to create the new Yankee Stadium. Remember how NYC [...]

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