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(New York Daily News)   1) Tell fans going to Citi Field to see the Home Run Derby to take the subway to the park. 2) Shut down that subway just as the Derby ends due to a track fire. 3) ???? 4) "Classic Mets"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 30
    More: Obvious, Mike Raddock, Long Island Rail Road, Home Run Derby, sts, Citi Field, punch-out  
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2013-07-16 09:42:28 AM  
Fire or no, they should've kept the 7 train moving! They knew what they were getting into!

I say, let 'em burn.
 
2013-07-16 10:00:45 AM  
Oh, so that's why there was such a horrible traffic jam on the Whitestone Expressway last night...
 
2013-07-16 10:04:28 AM  
Somewhere in New York the owner of a cab company is hiding a gas can and cackling maniacally.
 
2013-07-16 10:07:07 AM  
That's why you don't throw trash on the tracks.
 
2013-07-16 10:09:28 AM  
That was bad, but nothing says "Thanks for letting us host the All Star game after 50 years" like two Mets fans fighting in the expensive seats behind the ESPN cameras.
 
2013-07-16 10:13:37 AM  
OMG they had to wait an extra hour?! At a place that has bars!?
 
2013-07-16 10:16:18 AM  
At least they saw the game, so what if it took am hour or 2 more to get to wherever they were going.  I was in NYC a couple weeks ago to see a show, it ended far later than we expected and the train from Brooklyn was closed, so we had to take a cab to Penn Station.  After we arrived late to the station, the last train left already to our destination, so we took a car service back to Jersey.  The point is, who cares, I saw what I went there to see and didn't let something so stupid ruin my night.  Do people not know how to improvise these days?
 
2013-07-16 10:20:45 AM  

thecpt: OMG they had to wait an extra hour?! At a place that has bars!?


Yeah, if you want to go to McFaddens.  I'd rather die in a subway fire.
 
2013-07-16 10:23:47 AM  
"Classic Mets", "classic 7 Train" or "classic MTA"?  Tough call, all acceptable.
 
2013-07-16 10:23:50 AM  

make me some tea: Oh, so that's why there was such a horrible traffic jam on the Whitestone Expressway last night...


Because the people planning to take the subway to Queens, or Manhattan, drove to the Bronx instead?
 
2013-07-16 10:27:06 AM  

thecpt: OMG they had to wait an extra hour?! At a place that has bars!?


Actually, there's a great article in the Star Ledger on Monday about that.

Basically, the entire area around the stadium is still a dump. Unlike other new stadiums, the "revitalization" (everything been torn down and having new bars, restaurants, and hotels built) never happened.
 
2013-07-16 10:30:24 AM  
Sounds like a sequel to "The Warriors"
 
2013-07-16 10:31:33 AM  

Joe_diGriz: thecpt: OMG they had to wait an extra hour?! At a place that has bars!?

Actually, there's a great article in the Star Ledger on Monday about that.

Basically, the entire area around the stadium is still a dump. Unlike other new stadiums, the "revitalization" (everything been torn down and having new bars, restaurants, and hotels built) never happened.


And that's doubly bad considering the USTA National Tennis Center next door underwent an expansion in the last 15 years or so.
 
2013-07-16 10:37:26 AM  

James!: That's why you don't throw trash on the tracks.


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2013-07-16 10:39:06 AM  
In fairness, I don't think the Mets closed the subway.
 
2013-07-16 10:42:06 AM  
That's just classic MTA.
 
2013-07-16 10:46:19 AM  
I'm tired of these farking marketing surveys preventing me from reading articles.  This has only shown up in the last month.
 
2013-07-16 10:46:44 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: thecpt: OMG they had to wait an extra hour?! At a place that has bars!?

Yeah, if you want to go to McFaddens.  I'd rather die in a subway fire.


Ha, there's a McFaddens in Chicago too, and I'd also rather die in a subway fire than spend a minute in there. Bro central.
 
2013-07-16 11:06:32 AM  
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2013-07-16 11:10:21 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: thecpt: OMG they had to wait an extra hour?! At a place that has bars!?

Yeah, if you want to go to McFaddens.  I'd rather die in a subway fire.



Yup.  The McFaddens there isn't as bad as some of the other locations, but it's still pretty awful.  Rather wait outside for the train to start running (or just walk over and take the LIRR into Penn Station).
 
2013-07-16 11:44:55 AM  
Corona after dark is a great place to hang around if you are a drunk white guy from manhattan or the suburbs
 
2013-07-16 12:00:40 PM  
CitiField is waaaay down my list of ballparks to visit.
 
2013-07-16 01:12:30 PM  

Joe_diGriz: thecpt: OMG they had to wait an extra hour?! At a place that has bars!?

Actually, there's a great article in the Star Ledger on Monday about that.

Basically, the entire area around the stadium is still a dump. Unlike other new stadiums, the "revitalization" (everything been torn down and having new bars, restaurants, and hotels built) never happened.


You throw in the Yankee Palace and you have over $2.5 billion (over half at tax player expense, particularly if you include the tax abatements and subsidized electricity) spent that have revitalized two things, jack and shiat.
 
2013-07-16 01:13:36 PM  

mjohnson71: CitiField is waaaay down my list of ballparks to visit.


It is a great stadium. Much better than the new Yankees Park. The surrounding area just is boring as hell.
 
2013-07-16 01:41:19 PM  

Moopy Mac: mjohnson71: CitiField is waaaay down my list of ballparks to visit.

It is a great stadium. Much better than the new Yankees Park. The surrounding area just is boring as hell.


I knew the area behind CitiField was a dump that looked like Tijuana. But I didn't know the rest of the area was bad with no pre/post game options.
 
2013-07-16 01:42:37 PM  

El_Perro: Yanks_RSJ: thecpt: OMG they had to wait an extra hour?! At a place that has bars!?

Yeah, if you want to go to McFaddens.  I'd rather die in a subway fire.


Yup.  The McFaddens there isn't as bad as some of the other locations, but it's still pretty awful.  Rather wait outside for the train to start running (or just walk over and take the LIRR into Penn Station).


Never been to McFadden's. Before and after games we'd head to Pine (the bar/restaurant that used to be called Bobby V's in the hotel on the corner of 114 St and 37 Ave).
 
2013-07-16 02:10:34 PM  

mjohnson71: Moopy Mac: mjohnson71: CitiField is waaaay down my list of ballparks to visit.

It is a great stadium. Much better than the new Yankees Park. The surrounding area just is boring as hell.

I knew the area behind CitiField was a dump that looked like Tijuana. But I didn't know the rest of the area was bad with no pre/post game options.


Fortunately Manhattan isn't too far by subway or train.

But I want to reiterate, the stadium itself is pretty great. They did a great job with the sight views and the food/entertainment options are top notch.

I've only been to about 12 MLB stadiums, but of the ones I've attended, only Camden Yards is as good of an overall experience.
 
2013-07-16 02:23:09 PM  

Moopy Mac: mjohnson71: Moopy Mac: mjohnson71: CitiField is waaaay down my list of ballparks to visit.

It is a great stadium. Much better than the new Yankees Park. The surrounding area just is boring as hell.

I knew the area behind CitiField was a dump that looked like Tijuana. But I didn't know the rest of the area was bad with no pre/post game options.

Fortunately Manhattan isn't too far by subway or train.


Getting back there appears to be a problem though.
 
2013-07-16 02:39:11 PM  

Moopy Mac: mjohnson71: Moopy Mac: mjohnson71: CitiField is waaaay down my list of ballparks to visit.

It is a great stadium. Much better than the new Yankees Park. The surrounding area just is boring as hell.

I knew the area behind CitiField was a dump that looked like Tijuana. But I didn't know the rest of the area was bad with no pre/post game options.

Fortunately Manhattan isn't too far by subway or train.

But I want to reiterate, the stadium itself is pretty great. They did a great job with the sight views and the food/entertainment options are top notch.

I've only been to about 12 MLB stadiums, but of the ones I've attended, only Camden Yards is as good of an overall experience.


They messed up by not making Citi Field "Mets" enough.  All the celebrations of NL baseball in NY featuring the Dodgers and Giants were an interesting idea, but out of place.  Making the outfield wall blue was a good start.

But the views and game experience there is pretty sweet.  Of the parks I've been to, Coors and Safeco are probably my favorites, but Citi is very high up there.
 
2013-07-16 02:44:02 PM  
I left a few minutes early to beat the rush. Was standing in the 7 when they made the announcement. LIRR ticket line looked like a disaster but randomly dissipated. Finally an a announcement was made that they'd honor cross fares. Crowd moved fairly quickly and mostly orderly to the platform.
/should've taken a ride offered 30 mins prior
//ah well, csb
 
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