Hott hot stove action in the South Bronx, where the Yanks and the borough brass are trying to explain to the locals why they need a new stadium. Blogger Field of Schemes says that team reps and the pols were met by "an angry throng intent on telling them where to stick their blueprints" at a community meeting last night. Some highlights from FOS:
·A hapless presenter from developer Tishman Speyer, trying to placate the crowd by paging through a slide show of stadium renderings and murmuring, "See the trees?" while trying to ignore the catcalls around her.Okay, who wants to bet there'll be trees and a school. A-Rod?
· [Borough prez Adolfo] Carrion waxing poetic about the virtues of a new high school, hotel, and convention center, declaring, "the stadium is really not the centerpiece" of the plan - while standing in front of a planning mockup containing no school, no hotel, and no convention center, only a stadium.
· Bronx Jeers IV: A New Hope? [Field of Schemes via Save Our Parks]