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It may be a strike for the mayor, but Steve Ross and Fred Wilpon have scored big time with the latest Willets Point do-over.
It was revealed earlier this month that after a year of weighing competing proposals, the city had selected the Related Companies and Sterling Equities to redevelop the Iron Triangle, albeit in vastly revised form. Housing and other development would be put off in favor of a large mall.
Make that two malls, surrounding the new-ish throwback stadium, a veritable retail double play.
On a recent Saturday night at Citi Field, the Mets were getting killed. Down 5-0 in the top of the 9th inning, they had only one base hit, and were about to drop their third straight to the Yankees. In those three games, they had been outscored 29-1.
Late-night heroics didn’t appear to be Read More
Forty-five years ago, Beatlemania was semiofficially diagnosed when the Beatles performed to an audience of millions on The Ed Sullivan Show.
A year later, they performed the very first concert ever held at Shea Stadium.
This week, Paul McCartney is back to christen that arena’s replacement, Citi Field. And while in town, he’ll Read More
“You stopped me right before I could walk in and get too liquored up!” prolific restaurateur Danny Meyer told the Daily Transom as he arrived at the Central Park Conservancy’s “Taste of Summer” benefit on Wednesday night, June 3.
An estimated crowd of about 1,000 had Read More
This weekend, I made my way out to the Willets Point–Shea Stadium stop on the No. 7 train, and for the first time with my own eyes, I saw that my beloved blue dump was gone. The only things left of Shea, the home of the Mets for 45 years, were some mounds of ash, Read More
Sports are feeling the chill of the financial crisis, according to this morning’s Wall Street Journal. That includes plans for the new Mets and Nets arenas in Queens and Brooklyn, respectively. Looks like their namesakes just beat the clock!
Within the past two years, Citigroup Inc. and Barclays PLC Read More
Tennis fans have a new view as they walk back to the 7 train after the Open: a stadium is growing on the other side of Roosevelt Avenue.
Citi Field, which will open next spring, will be the home of the New York Mets baseball team, and is being built next to Shea Stadium, which Read More