The park was demolished in 1960 (later the same baseball-painted wrecking ball would also be used to demolish the Polo Grounds), with the light poles moved to Downing Stadium on Randall's Island. In its place was constructed a block of high-rise apartment buildings, the Ebbets Field Apartments; down the block is a school named after Jackie Robinson.(Emphasis added)
So, as more demolition at the Atlantic Yards site proceeds, will they paint the wrecking ball to look like a basketball?
(Images from the History Channel's Modern Marvels: Baseball Parks DVD.)