The Times' article by Jane L. Levere explores the bad economic timing for the opening of the Gateway Center and that the parking fee ($2.40/hr.) is a bummer for shoppers, but a boon for Yankees fans on game days.
It is nice to hear that the Gateway Center's retailers have filled over 1,500 jobs with 65% being held by Bronxites.
Understatement of the year:
...[I]n light of the current economic doldrums, the Gateway Center was fortunate that its focus was on big-box stores as opposed to luxury stores."Retailers Take a Chance on a Mall in the Bronx" [Jane L. Fevere, NY Times]