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
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
New York Magazine’s Vulture blog put together this little video of the street scene outside Shea Stadium for last week’s "epic" Billy Joel concerts. Witness a lot of inebriated Long Islanders opining about their "white man’s jesus," including self-titled "New Age" fans (fratty brodudes) and moms who rocked their son to sleep with the Read More
A strong and fond memory of being a kid and growing up in New York City was my first trip to Yankee Stadium. You came out of the tunnel that led to the stands and you looked up to see the beautiful blue sky standing in contrast to the white façade above the upper deck. Read More
Billy Joel just added another concert date to close out Shea Stadium. He’ll play another final show on Friday, July 18. The July 16 date was the fastest sell out in Shea history, with than 50,000 tickets sold on http://www.507TIXX.com in 48 minutes. Tickets for the second go on sale this Saturday, Feb. Read More
Billy Joel will have those Mets fans feelin’ alright at Shea Stadium the night before the all-star game. On July 16th, "The Last Play at Shea," starring the Top 40 star, will be the final concert at the stadium before the Mets move to their new digs at Citi Field.
"Shea Stadium is one of Read More
We’ll have some Day Two news for you in a moment. In the meantime, here’s a shot from yesterday of a couple of fans taking a break from the tennis to listen to Chris “Mad Dog” Russo talking Mets-Phillies.
HOWARD: I’m a baseball addict. I spend hours building fantasy teams in my head. I sing “Meet the Mets” in my sleep.
Rachel, too, has always enjoyed baseball, but casually.
Finding a middle ground involves compromise. For example, I’ll need to be updated by a groomsman on the night of our wedding. Read More
If Plan A for the city’s Olympics bid was the West Side stadium, whither Plan B?
Whiffs of a contingency plan, though seldom aired in public, have permeated the local planning process for at least three years. In 2002, after the United States Olympic Committee demanded that U.S. contenders produce stadium-backup strategies, NYC2012 raised the Read More
A couple of months ago, the tranquillity of a summer evening at Shea Stadium was jolted when fans were asked to pay attention to the scoreboard for a message from our Mayor: “Hit a home run for clean air; take mass transit or car pool,” read the script.
What Mayor Bloomberg didn’t tip us off Read More