View of Citifield from the Passerelle Boardwalk over Corona Yard

With the recent completion of the United States Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium and the now-expected ascension of the New York Mets into the National League baseball playoffs for the first time since 2006, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park finds itself at the center of New York City’s professional sports life as summer 2015 draws to a close. Let’s take a look at some of these venues as well as the park itself.

11/30/12 3:00pm

Now that we are in the final stretch of 2012, the “best of” lists are starting to come out. Time Out New York has put together their list for the top attractions in Queens, and here are the winners (with our own descriptions):

Image source: David Berkowitz on Flickr

CitiField – This is a great stadium to see a ballgame, and we prefer it to Yankee Stadium, also a new ballpark. The views from all over the stadium are great and it feels like it was created on a very human scale. Their food is also excellent – Shake Shack and Blue Smoke come to mind immediately. Congrats again to R.A. Dickey of the NY Mets, for his Cy Young Award this past year.


08/16/12 1:30pm

Image source: Warrenfish on Wikimedia Commons (cc)

We decided to check in on the status of the potential Major League Soccer stadium coming to Flushing Meadows Park, only to witness the news of it bouncing around the news outlets at a furious pace in the past few days. At first the news was “oh yes, it’s coming!” and now we’re hearing bits and pieces of “don’t be too sure about that.(more…)