Public hearing held on plans for new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx

Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion held a public hearing Monday night on the plans for a new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

Bronx residents against the project say their biggest issue is the plans to take away existing parks to add four new parking garages. They claim the garages would create more congestion and higher asthma rates in the borough.

Supporters of the project say Bronx residents should not fear change. They say the new stadium will bring more jobs and raise the economic level. Yankee officials add that new parks will also be added near the Harlem River Drive.

Carrion has until December 22 to give his recommendation on the project. Once he makes his decision, the city planning department will hold a hearing to make its recommendations. The final decision will be made by the City Council.

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