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City Gives Yankees Billboards Along Expressway

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The New York Times reported Sunday that the City of New York granted the Yankees rights to three billboards along the adjacent expressway in return for an exclusive luxury box at the new stadium. The hubbub following the release of a series of email messages between Bloomberg aides focuses on the loss of advertising revenue to the city, however the recent signage regulations passed by the Department of Buildings ban all signage along arterial highways. To learn more about MAS’ advocacy on illegal outdoor advertising, click here.

In other news, the interior renovation of Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on the Upper West Side is nearly complete the full interior of the cathedral is now open and free of scaffolding after a fire damaged much of the artwork and pipe organ in 2001. (New York Times)

Five row houses on Tin Pan Alley slated for condominiums have now been taken off the market; the Landmarks Preservation Commission is researching their eligibility for landmark designation (New York Observer)

A fund intended to protect tenants displaced by waterfront redevelopment following the Greenpoint Williamsburg rezoning is being but (New York Daily News)

General Growth Properties, the developer of the South Street Seaport proposal, received an extension on their debt payment (Wall Street Journal)

A writer takes an analytic look at the magic of New York City’s street corners (New York Times)