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Developer Revises Financing Plan for Hinchliffe Stadium Restoration

The developer looking to rebuild Hinchliffe Stadium has revised the financing plan because a proposed state historic preservation tax credit program originally projected to generate $2.8 million for the project has not yet been enacted.  Read more and view photos here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Hinchliffe Spotlight: Stadium on Verge of Revival

Paterson’s (NJ) Hinchliffe Stadium should be one of baseball’s crown jewels, but for decades it has lain vacant and crumbling, a victim of vandalism and neglect due to a lack of funds. One of the few surviving stadiums in the country associated with Negro League baseball, Hinchliffe was one strike away from falling into permanent disrepair.  Read more and view photos here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Can a Revived Hinchliffe Stadium Help Revive Paterson (NJ)?

There used to be a ballpark here, at the corner of Maple and Liberty.  Baseball royalty once rounded the bases, and city residents once packed the stands.  Now defaced with graffiti, Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ) looks like a blighted lot about to be razed.  Weeds and trees have uprooted the bleachers, and asphalt and trash cover the infield.  Read more here.

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Restoration of Historic Hinchliffe Stadium Takes Next Step

The mayor’s plan for rebuilding historic Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ) cleared another hurdle this past week when the City Council approved an 80-page agreement with the developers for the $76.7 million project. Read more and view photos here.

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Hinchliffe Stadium Restoration Project Takes Next Step

Paterson (NJ) Mayor Andre Sayegh secured the City Council’s precursory support this week for a lease agreement for the restoration of the historic Hinchliffe Stadium.  A public hearing and final vote on the ordinance is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2019.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Renovation of Historic Hinchliffe Stadium Back on Track?

Developers have revised their plans to rebuild historic Hinchliffe Stadium, changes that seem to put the stalled $76 million project on track to get approval from the Paterson (NJ) City Council.  Read more and watch video here.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Mayor Takes Hinchliffe Stadium Plan Directly to Residents

Paterson (NJ) Mayor Andre Sayegh took his controversial Hinchliffe Stadium renovation and low-income housing project plan directly to residents in a recent town hall meeting. Sayegh’s push follows the City Council’s rejection of a lease agreement that would further the $70 million proposal.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Mayor Proposes Plan to Save Historic Hinchliffe Stadium

Paterson (NJ) Mayor Andre Sayegh is proposing an $18.7 million reconstruction of Hinchliffe Stadium, the national landmark that has been vacant so long trees are growing out of its crumbling, concrete grandstands.  Read more here.  Read opinion piece here.  Read another opinion piece and view photo gallery here.

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Historic Hinchliffe Getting Facade Facelift

Historic Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ) is getting a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service for the renovation of the Great Depression-era ballpark’s exterior façade, officials announced this week.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Paterson Breaks Ground on Restoration of Historic Hinchliffe Stadium

The long-awaited restoration of Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ) moved a step closer on Tuesday morning with the ground breaking of the first major phase of construction at the historic ballfield in the corner of Maple and Liberty Streets.  Read more here.

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Paterson Council Rejects Financing to Restore Historic Hinchliffe Stadium

The Paterson (NJ) City Council refused on Tuesday night to provide the financing for a $1.5 million Hinchliffe Stadium renovation contract that it had approved a week earlier.  Read more here and here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the links.

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Proposed Visitors’ Center Would Showcase Hinchliffe Stadium, Negro Leagues

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansA $19.7 million visitors’ center has been proposed for Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson (NJ). The Alexander Hamilton Center, as it is being called, would feature state-of-the art interactive exhibits on the various aspects of the Great Falls history, including showcasing Hinchliffe Stadium (located nearby on the national park campus) and legendary Negro League baseball.  Read more here and here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

Alexander Hamilton Center rendering, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Inc.

Alexander Hamilton Center rendering, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Inc.

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American Express Donation Includes Funds for Hinchliffe Preservation

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansPRESS RELEASE – American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced $1 million in funding to support the restoration and preservation of five National Treasure sites, in or adjacent to National Parks. National Treasures are endangered buildings, neighborhoods, communities and landscapes that reveal the vibrancy of the American story. Continue reading

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Mayor Seeks $1 Million for Hinchliffe Renovation Design

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansPaterson (NJ) Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres wants to spend $1 million to hire a New York architectural firm to design the first two construction phases for the renovation of historic Hinchliffe Stadium.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for heads up.

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Plan to Include Historic Hinchliffe Stadium in National Park Advances

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansAn effort to include historic Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson (NJ) within the boundaries of Great Falls National Park gained momentum this week, with the U.S. House unanimously passing Rep. Bill Pascrell’s legislation Tuesday and a U.S. Senate committee holding a hearing on Wednesday.  Read more hereView aerial of ballpark and national parkVisit Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the news.

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Celebrating Historic Hinchliffe Stadium

NewYorkBlackYankeesNewYorkCubansIn the sunshine of a blustery spring morning in Paterson (NJ), Hinchliffe Stadium came back to life on Wednesday as several hundred people flocked to the historic ballpark to pay homage to its legacy and paint its walls.  Read more and watch video here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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