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New Baseball Team Coming to Staten Island, But With a $8 Million Slam to Taxpayers

A team from the quirky Atlantic League is on deck to replace the defunct Staten Island Yankees. In the meantime, the city is promising to overhaul Richmond County Bank Ballpark, near the St. George Ferry Terminal.

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NYC Looks to Bring Staten Island Yankees’ Old Baseball Stadium Back to Life Next Season

The 20-year-old Richmond County Bank Ballpark could soon be home to a team from the Atlantic League, the last stop for some ex-major leaguers. Meanwhile, the empty diamond is costing taxpayers over $500,000 to maintain.

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NYC Ferry Gets New $64 Million Boost From de Blasio-Controlled Board

Despite a pandemic ridership plummet and city budget woes, boats remain on course for route expansions to Staten Island, Manhattan’s west side and Coney Island — with a torrent of additional funding from the NYC Economic Development Corporation.

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Yankee Stadium Parking Lot Woes Block Soccer Field Goal, Cost Taxpayers Millions

Shortchanged holders of bonds told parking company owes $34 million in interest alone on unpaid rent and other debts to the city. A possible deal to build a home for the NYCFC could stop the bleeding — if the Yankees and lot owners can make peace.

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De Blasio Donor Who Scored Big COVID Contracts Also Got Seat on Influential City Board

Charlie Tebele of the New Jersey firm Digital Gadgets joined Economic Development Corp. shortly before signing up to sell masks and ventilators to NYC.

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Coney Island NYC Ferry Site Could Dredge Up Toxins

Mercury, PCBs, lead, dioxins and pesticides lurk in two possible Coney Island Creek dock locations, environmental impact documents show.

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NYC Ferry’s a No-Go at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal

"Safety issues" over big and small boats sharing space will lead to a move to the far side of Empire Outlets. Meanwhile, Sunset Park gets a new dock.

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Staten Island’s Epic Wait for Alternative to Private Bus Service Just Got Longer

Academy Bus Service to get $3.8 million from taxpayers for another year of express rides from South Shore to Midtown, while MTA ponders a takeover.

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East River Swimming Pool One Stroke Closer to Reality

The Economic Development Corp. is seeking concepts for a self-filtering pool in on the Lower East Side’s shores.

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After Amazon Loss, Economic Development Corp. Hired Big Guns for Local Battles

EDC brought in a top public relations firm to help it "navigate political and community-related opposition" following the HQ2 debacle.

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Taxpayers Step Up Funding for Private Staten Island Bus Lines Losing Riders

The SIM23 and SIM24 express bus routes serving Staten Island’s South Shore are suffering under MTA route redesigns, city sponsor says.

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Documentary Group Makes the Cut for Long-Empty ‘Mart 125’

Plans to turn iconic Harlem marketplace into a cultural hub develop as city puts up $13.5 million for the revival of the 125th Street building.

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Harlem’s African Burial Ground Enters New Phase, With a Promise of Funding

The city plans to begin an initial search this fall for a nonprofit operator for the memorial site and cultural center honoring local history.

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Developer Floats Ferry Link Between Upper East Side and Astoria

The Durst Organization’s proposal would extend the Astoria NYC Ferry route to the 90th Street dock in Yorkville – at public expense.

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Double Duty: How an Overseer of NYC Ferry Became an Investor

Mark Patricof, a member of the Economic Development Corp.’s board, advised a buyout of NYC Ferry parent company Hornblower last year.

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Stringer Fires Another Torpedo at EDC’s Embattled Ships

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer has sent back an $82 million plan to buy new boats, questioning the integrity of the EDC’s selection process.

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Comptroller: Put NYC Ferries in DOT Hands

After THE CITY revealed the high cost of EDC’s decision to buy boats for a new system, Scott Stringer called for a Transportation Dept. takeover.

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City Hall’s $369 Million Riverboat Gamble on Ferries

Taxpayers are poised to pay for a bevy of ferry boats – a cost that might have been avoided had officials picked another bidder, documents show.