lunes, 1 de junio de 2009



USA, June 1, 2009. On Wednesday, June 3rd , at 11am on 161st Street in front of the new Yankee Stadium, the 4DSBx Coalition formally renews the South and West Bronx campaign to get Yankee management to live up to its promises to be a partner for positive change and development for the surrounding community. In short, for the community to get the fairness, respect and financial supports agreed upon in the 2006 Community Benefits Agreement (CBA).

The CBA is now available for everyone to read at the Coalition’s website: .

The people living in the areas surrounding the stadiums (and throughout the South and West Bronx) are the communities most impacted by the traffic jams and detours, pollution, bus delays, noise and littering caused by the Yankees’ construction and games. Yankee promises to compensate these communities for their sacrifices and hassles to date have been worth little.

“The Yankees made many promises to the South and West Bronx communities, but they have kept only one: they said they were going to take our parklands to build the new stadium and they did”, said Roberto Carrillo, Chair of the Coalition.
“The replacement parkland has yet to appear and the Yankees continue to violate the Community Benefits Agreement”, continued Carrillo. “Randy Levine, the Yankees’ President, is the person responsible for providing answers. He signed the CBA for the Yankees. We’re asking everyone to call and ask Mr. Levine why the Yankees can’t keep their word. His number is 718-293-4300”, he concluded.

The Coalition’s Call Randy Levine action kicks off with a press conference and simultaneous mass call-in on Wednesday, June 3rd at 11am on 161st in front of the new Yankee Stadium.

For Information Contact: Ramon Jimenez, 718-993-0909