Report: Insider Baseball: How Current and Former Public Officials Pitched a Community Shutout for the New York Yankees
Bettina Damiani, Eileen Markey and Dan Steinberg
Insider Baseball is an exposé of the political maneuvering behind the new Yankee Stadium project – costing taxpayers approximately $1 billion and the community 22 acres of heavily used parks – revealing a myriad of lobbying, consulting and law firms led by former elected and high ranking agency officials that helped the Yankees get massive subsidies and lucrative approvals.
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GJNY takes a close look at the proposed subsidy package--worth nearly $130 million--for Fresh Direct to relocate to the South Bronx. In early 2012, Fresh Direct started a bidding war between New York City and New Jersey officials when it threatened to leave its current home in Long Island City, Queens. Learn more about the subsidies, job promises and the efforts of residents to block the on-line grocery retailer's move to their waterfront.
As government aid begins to flow into areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Good Jobs New York will provide analysis and recommendations regarding these resources that promote a transparent and equitable allocation of funds that go to individuals and businesses that need it most.
Our database contains information on thousands of companies that received economic development subsidies in New York City.
Learn about major corporate giveaways to the financial industry, sports facilities and retail developments in New York City.
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