Citi Field

Road closure hurting Willets Point businesses, say owners
Road closure hurting Willets Point businesses, say owners
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/29/2013 at 11:40AM

Business has come to a screeching halt for about 20 auto shops stunted by construction near Citi Field, The Courier has learned. “It’s crushing us,” said store owner Sal Yaloz. “We’re really, really suffering. I just want to work, and you don’t hear that too often.” The city shut out business for nearly two dozen [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/21/2013 at 8:06AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: The Edge of Heaven Socrates Sculpture Park and AT&T host an eight-week [...]

Spend the night with Mr. Met: Citi Field Sleepover announced
Spend the night with Mr. Met: Citi Field Sleepover announced
News Liam La Guerre 7/25/2013 at 11:35AM

The Mets are hoping to make fans’ dreams come true— with a sleepover. The team announced its first-ever “Citi Field Sleepover” will be on Saturday, August 10 at the ballpark. Tickets for the sleepover started to go on sale today at 10 a.m., and a presale was available yesterday for Mets season ticket holders. Only [...]

All-Star Game makes millions for city, benefits borough
All-Star Game makes millions for city, benefits borough
Business Liam La Guerre 7/23/2013 at 1:09PM

The 2013 MLB All-Star Game and weekend events were a home run for businesses in and around Citi Field. The major sports event pumped $191.1 million into the city, according to Rob Mackay, director of marketing, events and tourism for the Queens Economic Development Corporation. “In general it’s good for the city,” Mackay said. “so [...]

Teen who ran onto field at All-Star Game faces year in jail
Teen who ran onto field at All-Star Game faces year in jail
Police Liam La Guerre 7/18/2013 at 2:19PM

The truth is that this dare landed him in hot water. The teenager who ran onto the field during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field as part of a Twitter dare may pay big for that error in judgment. District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that Dylan McCue-Masone, 18, has been arraigned [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 7/16/2013 at 6:30AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 97. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Clear. Low of 79. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: SummerStage -  Meli’sa Morgan/Fonda Rae/Alicia Myers/Marley Marl SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival, runs in Queens thru August [...]

Baseball meets art at All-Star FanFest
Baseball meets art at All-Star FanFest
News Terence M. Cullen 7/15/2013 at 6:05PM

It was a bright day at Citi Field, Mr. Met on the JumboTron and traffic on all surrounding parkways was bumper-to-bumper. Then the sky fell dark as artist Charles Fazzone took a paintbrush to the heavens and made it a midnight blue. A group of people gathered around his work station and marveled as Fazzone [...]

Former MLB players, celebrities compete in All-Star softball game at Citi Field
Former MLB players, celebrities compete in All-Star softball game at Citi Field
News Liam La Guerre 7/15/2013 at 2:04PM

Former Major League greats mixed with A-list celebrities for the annual All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 14 at Citi Field. Many local recognizable stars participated in the game, while the Mets had four former franchise players on the field including Mike Piazza, Dwight Gooden, John Franco and Darryl Strawberry. The legends [...]

Queens expects money boost from All-Star Game
Queens expects money boost from All-Star Game
Business Liam La Guerre 7/11/2013 at 2:05PM

With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Queens this year, local businesses are expecting a boost from the fans who will attend the game on July 16 at Citi Field, as well as the many events in the days before. “The All-Star Game brings in more people than just the 45,000 people for the [...]

Mrs. Met returns to Citi Field
Mrs. Met returns to Citi Field
News Liam La Guerre 7/10/2013 at 4:40PM

Behind every great Mr. Met there is a Mrs. Met and she’s back. Gone for a few years, the better half of the iconic Mr. Met appeared at Citi Field recently, surprising fans, many of which may have never even known she existed. Mrs. Met was apparently on sabbatical from the team, but will make [...]