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December 21, 2008

Lupica on Yankee Stadium: "It's a wonderful lie" (and NY mag on "perversely perfect symbols")

Atlantic Yards Report

Most of Daily News sports columnist Mike Lupica's column today, headlined It's a wonderful lie, concerns the revelations, many from his collegue, Metro columnist Juan Gonzalez, about the strange and sudden leap in the valuation of the land under Yankee Stadium.

He writes:
So how come no politician in New York except Rep. Richard Brodsky seems to be asking the questions and carrying the fight on this? Or maybe the cozy relationship between the Yankees and City Hall that began when Yankee groupie Rudy Giuliani was mayor was turned over to Bloomberg like a well-turned double play. As always with the current mayor, pay close attention to what he does, not what he says.

And I'll add: And will any politician look closely at the valuation of the land under the Atlantic Yards arena, assuming the construction plan and issuance of tax-exempt bonds moves forward?

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Posted by amy at December 21, 2008 11:17 AM