PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There was a special groundbreaking Wednesday at a historic baseball stadium in New Jersey.NYPD: 23-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death During Lower East Side Robbery
The nearly 90-year-old stadium was the home of the New York Black Yankees and New York Cubans of the Negro Leagues in the ’30s and ’40s.
It then fell into disrepair and became an eyesore.
The massive redevelopment project includes senior housing, parking and a restaurant.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Franklyn Charles, 18, Charged For Crash That Killed Jennifer Figueroa, 30, In Wyandanch
“This is an investment in our youth, and when you invest in youth, you can never go wrong,” said Larry Doby Jr., son of former Negro League and MLB player Larry Doby.
“Going forward, they won’t see this anymore, a symbol of decline. They’re going to see a symbol of a city on the rise,” Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh said.New York Weather: CBS2’s 10/23 Saturday Morning Forecast
It’s expected to be completed by next summer.