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Why is Heritage Field still closed?

Why is Heritage Field still closed?

Heritage Field, the 11-acre complex of ball fields and playgrounds on the site where the old Yankees Stadium once stood, has been ready for months to host its first pickup baseball softball games. Almost a year later than scheduled, the park is still closed.

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Yankees Opening Day Live Blog

Yankees Opening Day Live Blog

Check out our live Yankee blog with the latest the Stadium

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It’s Opening Day!

Check out our Twitter feed live from Yankee Stadium for updates all day as the Yankees open the 2011 season against the Detroit Tigers at 1:05 p. m. The weather may not be optimal for baseball but the atmosphere should be great as C.C. Sabathia throws out the first pitch.

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An interview with hoops impresario Randy Cruz

Hoops enthusiasts know that they can catch the best summer basketball action in the Bronx at Orchard Beach. Since it first started in 2000, the Hoops in the Sun (HITS) summer league has grown to 10 men’s teams and 26 youth teams and has become one of the premier summer leagues in the city. Randy Cruz, the man behind the league who hosts a weekly online radio show discussing the local and national hoops scene, discussed his hopes and vision for the future this week with Bronx Ink’s Shlomo Sprung.

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In the shadow of stadium, a Yemen-born Yankee vendor waits out winter

By Alex Eriksen
Most of 161st and River Avenue is hibernating. The streets are deserted and the shops are all shuttered. Well, almost all of them.
On the corner of 162nd St. beneath huge portraits of Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and CC Sabathia, the lights are on in the Yankee Shop.
It’s the only link in a chain of stores on River Avenue to defy winter and remain open.
Abdulla Abdulla, a twenty-one year college sophomore, is behind the counter. “We thought we’d have a lot of customers like last season, it’s not like last season,” he says.
With the season not set to begin until March, and an average of only six customers a day, Abdulla says his father, who runs the store, is tempted to close until the Bronx Bombers return, and with them, the legions of fans and tourists. [more…]

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Using sports to stop the violence

A Fordham woman created a non-profit sports program to keep children off the streets.

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Yankees host Brooklyn football champs

The Yankees hosted two Brooklyn football teams in the PSAL City Championship.

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After a violent childhood, a martial arts teacher passes on lessons in self-defense

No longer the victim, he helps others fight back.

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