Citi Field

Sen. Tony Avella, park advocates sue to stop Citi Field mega mall
Sen. Tony Avella, park advocates sue to stop Citi Field mega mall
Central Melissa Chan 2/11/2014 at 2:36PM

State Senator Tony Avella and a long list of Queens park advocates are suing the city to stop a mega mall from coming to Citi Field. The 1.4 million-square-foot shopping center is part of a major $3 billion project by Sterling Equities and Related Companies to redevelop Willets Point.

Connecticut man arrested for threatening Mets
Connecticut man arrested for threatening Mets
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/24/2013 at 1:03PM

A Connecticut man has been charged for allegedly making threats against the New York Mets. Aryn Leroux, 42, of West Haven, was arrested Wednesday for making threats against the baseball team’s players, coaches, executives as well as Citi Field, according to the AP, and charged with misdemeanor threatening and breach of peace. He reportedly made [...]

Willets Point mega mall gets final City Council green light
Willets Point mega mall gets final City Council green light
News Melissa Chan 10/09/2013 at 4:19PM

The City Council approved a major $3 billion Willets Point project Wednesday, clearing the way for a mega mall near Citi Field. Developers Sterling Equities and Related Companies needed the council’s permission to move Citi Field parking to Willets Point in order to build a 1.4 million-square-foot shopping center west of the baseball stadium. It [...]

Mike Piazza inducted into Mets Hall of Fame
Mike Piazza inducted into Mets Hall of Fame
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/30/2013 at 12:18PM

It was a Piazza palooza at Citi Field. The New York Mets inducted legendary catcher Mike Piazza as the 27th member in the Mets Hall of Fame on Sunday before the team played its final game of the year. Piazza received a proclamation from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which declared September 29 as Mike Piazza Day. [...]

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 [...]