Across the street, Heritage Field taking shape
There hasn’t been much to look at across 161st Street in a while, as most reminders of the old Yankee Stadium had been carted off, leaving a vacant and gray construction site that made Sept. 21, 2008 seem like a decade ago.
That’s why it was such a nice surprise to look out the 4 train window this morning and see a baseball diamond on the same ground where the Yankees used to play. The Yankee Stadium redevelopment project is continuing, and something just seems right about seeing an infield on that parcel of real estate. The project is scheduled for completion in Fall 2011.
I tried to take a cell phone picture from the new stadium, which turned out pretty terrible. But Twitter follower Brian Maw Jr. (@brianmawjr) bested me, finding a better angle from the Metro-North station. Thanks!