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THE GATE! SAVE GATE 2
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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions!
here to read the Press Release regarding the Public Design Commission
Hearing on October 26, 2009
HELP SAVE THE HOUSE THAT RUTH BUILT!!!!
Attached is a link for a radio interview with Mike Silva that was broadcast
Sunday night on WGBB 1240, a local Long Island station and available via pod
cast at NYBaseballDigest.com
us work together and SAVE THE GATE!
SAVE THE GATE!!
Click Here for the Save the Gate Contact List and get involved today!
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Help preserve the gate at the Old Stadium. If
nothing is done, the old Yankee Stadium will be knocked down and almost nothing
will be left to honor and remember this amazing stadium that has so much history
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Contact List and get involved today!
SAVE THE GATE!
We're having a big event in New York on Tuesday, June
30. Details to follow. In the meantime, we're contacting the everyone from
the Yankees to the City to the media, trying to prevent premature demolition
of a national treasure. We're also working on a top-of-the-line 3D
animation & music video of the proposed monument, which will be placed on
YouTube (and elsewhere) in about a week. (Go to YouTube and type in SAVE
THE GATE!) Here's the link to the Save the Gate Committee website. Please
distribute this to all Yankee fans, and all those around the country and
world who believe that a historic part of Yankee Stadium must be saved as a
memorial for present and future generations.
Here are some representative stories already done.
More to come, with new news.
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Gate Contact List and get involved today!
Fans Want to Preserve Piece of Yankee
Posted: Monday, 22 June 2009 5:37PM
Fans Want to Preserve Piece of Yankee
NEW YORK (WCBS 880)
-- The original Yankee Stadium is currently scheduled to be
completely knocked down, making way for the new Heritage
Field. However, a group of fans have expressed their sentimental
attachment to the older building.
WCBS reporter Peter Haskell investigates the historic Yankee
Stadium's future in a full-length conference call.
Many fans want Gate 2 to remain untouched when
the original stadium is knocked down. WCBS reporter Peter
Haskell said fans are worried that demolishing the old ball
park entirely would erase an essential aspect of New York's Yankee
The gate is virtually unchanged since 1923, when
the ball park was built, and the
Star-Ledger says it is the most complete piece of the
pre-renovated stadium. If left standing, the gate would serve as a
historic reminder directly across 161st street from the new ball
The 10-acre Heritage Field is currently slated to
cover the ball park's demolished space.
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation says the
park would include three new athletic fields and newly planted trees
and landscaping. Plans for a preserved Gate 2, however, aren't part
of the blueprint yet.
Copyright 2009 WCBS 880, All Rights Reserved.
Great article and interview by Peter Haskell WCBS 880 on 6/22/09
Here is the link to NYC Final Environmental
Impact Statement for Yankee Stadium.
This document supports that fact that Gate 2 is structurally sound and there
are no issues what-so-ever regarding stability.
HOW TO CONTACT THE CITY!!!! DO IT TODAY!!!
From Inside New York City, or
212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) From Outside New York City
Stay on line for operator, which took less than a minute
for each of the tree calls I made. (If not fluent in Spanish, one needs
only to press 1 for English; otherwise, you'll need only to wait.)
The operator will greet you and ask the purpose of your
call. They only want/understand short answers. I found it best to
say: Hi. I'm calling to register an official complaint with the City
about the Parks Department's decision to destroy Gate 2 at Yankee
Stadium and request that a public hearing be held to reverse that
decision. These go to the Park's Department, but are recorded and
tracked also with the City's main complaint and request office, thus
serving somewhat as a check-and-balance on the Parks Department..
Giving your telephone number, address, and email address,
are all optional. If you do, they promise a response in 14 days. Proof
of City residence was not requested, or apparently required.
I believe it would be a very good
recommendation for people to start calling the City and registering this
complaint and request. It will appeal to many people not inclined to
write, as it is so easy to do. It will also serve as another wake-up
call for the City.
Of course, for the Mayor's email is also
a great place to protest the demolition and request a hearing. This can
be done in ADDITION to the phone complaint and request:
Also loudly letting them know about our
concerns - letters, complaints and requests can also be easily faxed,
which, of course, allows more specificity and elaboration. I think it
would be a great idea to update the on-line Bloomberg letter and provide
people the Mayor's fax number.
Great Articles on the Save the Gate Project