Monday, December 12, 2005

Carrion on Yankee Stadium: Park and Hide?

In today's NY Sun, the paper is reporting that Bronx BP Adolfo Carrion is going to unveil his response to the community's criticism of the Yankee Stadium redevelopment plan. It's unclear just what this will mean since his original concept of replacing parkland with rooftop garage greenery was clearly deemed unacceptable.

What is instructive is that the BP at least feels that it is necessary to take the community's concerns seriously. Right after the Community Board vote he made some dismissive remarks and it now appears that he may be about to backtrack. It will also be interesting to see where the new substitute parkland will come from and whether or not this will have any significance for the Bronx Terminal Market merchants.