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Critics Upset With City Over Park Space Around New Yankee Stadium

June 22, 2010
New York Daily News

NYC Park Advocates contend that the city promised to return 25 acres of parkland that was destroyed in the process of building the new Yankee Stadium, but is actually only returning 22 acres. The city, however, claims that it is building back 32 acres. On Monday June 28th, the city will announce the completion of River Avenue Skate Park. Heritage Field, which will contain 3 ballparks, is scheduled to open in 2011.