E-mails Show City’s Tricky Math in Yankee Stadium Deal (Village Voice news blog)

More e-mails between city officials have emerged in the Yankees stadium funding controversy, and it looks increasingly likely that the city helped manipulate land assessments to allow the Yanks to use taxpayer-subsidized financing:

As Juan Gonzalez first reported in this morning’s Daily News, Assemblymember Richard Brodsky has obtained more e-mails between city officials on the Yankees’ stadium project — and they’re doozies.

The latest e-mails, Brodsky told Gonzalez, are “the smoking gun” on how the city ended up with two different land values for the site of the Yankees’ new stadium:

“The professionals did their job. The political appointees then ordered them to change the assessment — and they did.”… [read more]