Citi Field

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    July 30, 2014

    Here Are Three of New York's Most Unexpected Bacon Sweets

    OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'xseGpibzqFMehvL0Ft9VrrD14AYFsccd'); });Please enable Javascript to watch this video Thousands of bacon and beer lovers flocked to Citi Field on Saturday, July 26 for the Bacon and Beer Classic, which featured 25 different bacon dishes and more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    This Weekend's Five Best Food Events

    If you're freaking out because July is coming to close, we feel your pain. Here are five ways to feel better about it, including one containing a little vitamin B: bacon, beer, and a ballpark.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Inferno Chicken Wing Derby, Stone Street Streetfest, Jam Session: This Week's Picks

    We're halfway through July, and between the Fourth of July and Bastille Day, we've seen plenty of reasons to head out and stuff ourselves with food in the name of celebration. The action continues--here's a look at what's going on this week:

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    WIN TICKETS to See NAS at Citi Field!

    This summer has been a weird season for rap. Kanye fell short of ascending to heaven withYeezus. Jay-Z's attempt to transcribe the Illuminati Handbook ended up being a Magna Carta Holy Fail (YUK YUK). J. Cole ranted on Twitter about no one paying attention to him because not Ye or Jay. But luckily f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 5/17/13

    The Killers walk into an Electric Daisy Carnival with known Liars ... these are the 10 best concerts of the weekend.

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013


    It might get loud at Electric Daisy Carnival

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Oh Dear God -- It's Time for Another Mets Season

    It's a drab, uninspiring team from the starting lineup to the rotation to the bullpen, but at least they'll look good. The 2013 Mets have eliminated all traces of black from their uniforms and replaced it with the traditional blue and orange. For home games they'll wear the occasional blue jerseys w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Rural Restaurant, Tejal Rao at Comodo

    Robert Sietsema goes to Rural Restaurant, a northeast Chinese eatery in Flushing. The food shows Korean, Mongolian, and Russian influences: "Speaking of deals, pescatarians will go gaga over the flounder version of the recipe--an entire fish thickly crusted with cumin, red-pepper flakes, garlic, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Live: Daughtry Brings American Idol To The National Pastime At Citi Field

    Daughtry Citi Field Friday, July 20 Better than: Johan Santana's ankle. In this hyperdistracted age, it would only seem logical that heading out to the ballpark has become an experience where any action happening on the field has competition from other forms of entertainment—fancier foods f ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 18, 2012


    Ice-skating in the summer? Yes!

  • Voice Choices

    June 27, 2012


    No sleep till Queens 
(by way of Manhattan)

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Johan No-Shows Letterman

    Mets fans are still basking in the afterglow of Johan Santana's no-hitter, among them Jon Stewart, who began Monday night's Daily Show with camera phone videos of him and his family celebrating in the stands at Citifield (see video embedded below). About 45 minutes later David Letterman celeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Orthodox Jews Rent Citi Field For (Women-Less) Meeting About How Scary The Internet Is

    Thousands of male Orthodox Jews will make Citi Field seem like a 10-year-old's tree house this weekend, when they hold a women-less meeting about the risks of the Internet.Orthodox Jews, as you may know, have a practice of strict gender separation, so woman will be able to watch the conference, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Are the Mets Not Playing Kosher?

    If some can claim that Barack Obama violates religious freedom by forcing insurance companies to provide birth control, then what can we call the situation developing at Citi Field? Yesterday, Judge Jack Weinstein tossed out a lawsuit brought by Kosher Sports against the New York Mets for prohibiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Beer Companies Tap Latino Market; Hamptons Bar Sells More Beer Than Yankee Stadium

    ​Big beer companies are looking to tap the Hispanic market. MillerCoors is rolling out bilingual packaging and sponsoring a Mexican soccer league; Anheuser-Busch is spending more on Spanish ads and sponsoring Cuban-American rapper Pitbull's fall concert tour. [Wall Street Journal] Cocktail b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Danny Meyer to Cater to the Appetites of Washington Nationals Fans

    Insert Shake Shack here.​Three years ago, Danny Meyer brought his brand of hospitality to Citi Field, where he gave Mets fans Shack burgers and pulled pork sliders to chew on between innings. Now, he'll do the same for Washington Nationals fans. Per a release from the Union Square Hospitality ... More >>

  • Film

    March 9, 2011
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    February 14, 2011

    If Mets Go Under, Who Pays for Citi Field?

    ​If the last ten days in the life of Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon were a baseball game, they would have been shut out, made 17 errors, and hit into a game-ending unassisted triple play. (That last feeling, admittedly, is one that they're already familiar with.)

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Don't Die at the Crosswalk: A Ground-Level Report of the Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear

    It was a crazy, hectic, chaotic mess, but a day made easier by the infallibility of good humor. From the man who ran around the rally yelling, "Marijuana is good medicine" to the various babies forced to hold signs, rally goers were never short of a memorable view, or at least something to Tweet abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Gabbana to Bring Nouveau Dominican to Corona, Queens

    Ricardo Cardona​A new Modern Dominican restaurant is getting ready to open near Citi Field in Corona, Queens in the coming weeks. Gabbana, originally slated to open this week, is the brainchild of Ricardo Cardona, who keeps busy helming the kitchens of Sofrito, Lua, MamaJuana Café, and Hudson ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 20, 2010


    The Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Are Mets Road Woes to Blame for Empty Seats in Queens?

    Photo by Neil deMause​Following the Mets' improbable come-from-way-behind win over the Marlins yesterday, the Shea Stadium Citi Field scoreboard blared the slogan "We Believe in Home Field Advantage," along with the news that the Amazin's now boast a sparkling 22-9 record in Flushing.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Queens, A Taste of the World Coming to Citi Field May 18th

    It's more expensive than our own Choice Eats, but Discover Queens' eating event, Queens, A Taste of the World, will feature some interesting (and Voice-approved) restaurants.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Kombucha Makes a Comeback; Mets Get More Fancy Foods

    ​Mets fans are getting even more reasons to hang out in the Citi Field food court this season. Crab cake sandwiches from Catch of the Day, Disco fries from Box Frites, and strawberry shakes from Shake Shack are among new menu items. And a McFadden's Pub will open at street level. [NY Times] B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Citi Field Crumbling, Cyclones' Attendance Fall Bring Perverse Comfort to Mets Fans

    The New York Post says Citi Field is falling apart: "Huge signs have collapsed, outfield drains have clogged and there are numerous faulty air-conditioning systems and electrical outlets." Also Jerry Seinfeld's luxury box was flooded and is riddled with mold, so it's an ill wind etc. And the Mets' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Ambiguous All Points West 2009 Attendance Figures Announced

    Rebecca Smeyne​The attendance numbers are in for this year's All Points West. The festival drew 71,500 people over three days, according to APW promoter Paul Tollett, down 4000 from last year. In an interview with the New York Times, Tollett chalks the inferior numbers up to the weather, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Live: Paul McCartney Lets It Be (and/or Lives and Lets Die) at Not-Shea-Stadium

    No Billie Joel cameo this time, which is fine, fine, fine Paul McCartney Citi Field Tuesday, July 21 I'd like to publicly thank the usher in section 314 for physically blocking my path to the bathroom during the opening strains of "Live and Let Die" because he didn't want me to miss the firewor ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 8, 2009


    Baby, he's a rich man for a reason

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Yankees Sweep Mets

    God damn it. The Metropolitan reports Yankees fans outnumbered Mets fans at Citi Field; we are overrun. Mariano Rivera got his 500th save and batted in a run, and Derek Jeter felt comfy enough to talk smack about Shea. Okay, let's start thinking about prospects for 2010. Maybe if this recession ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Oh No, Another Mets-Yankees Series

    This three-game Citi Field series actually could be interesting rather than depressing. Despite the collapse of Johan Santana and the glove-hole of Luis Castillo in the last subway series, the Mets have gained three and a half games on the Phillies since then (though the faltering Phils have helped) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Quick Hits

    "I met Carla from Bravo's Top Chef -- I was rooting for her the whole season long." Twitpic by drschefcick. Paul McCartney will play Citi Field, which makes sense, since neither he nor the Mets have been any good since the 1980s. The "Bike in Style" Challenge had FIT students "create stylish, p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Emily Spots a Streaker! Eyewitness Describes Nude Man at Mets Game

    A skinny white dude streaked his way into history last night when he raced across the ballpark field during the Mets and Braves game, becoming Citi Field's first streaker. We were sitting in Modell's Clubhouse, munching on a hot dog, in the bottom of the fifth when we noticed a man wearing what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Yankee Dirt Sells, but Tix Rebate Not Such a Deal; Mets Attendance Down

    Steiner Sports is getting right on that Yankee Stadium detritus auction, announcing today it is immediately commencing an auction of such "timeless Americana" as "1 ft. x 1 ft. pieces of live sod from Yankee Stadium" for $120 and "Final Season Crystals with Genuine Dirt from the original Yankee S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Citi Field Bonds on Verge of Junk Status

    The Yankees may be having trouble filling seats in their ballpark (exacerbated, no doubt, by the shitty way they treat their fans), but at least the bonds on their new stadium aren't quite junk yet (though at BBB they're close). The municipal bonds on the Mets' Citi Field, on the other hand, may bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Booze News--Bakon Vodka Is Here; $10K A Month to Wine Twitter

    A new Dutch study says that drinking up to half a glass of wine per day can help you live up to five years longer--if you're a man. More than half a glass and life expectancy starts to drop off again. [AP via Google] Murphy-Goode Winery in Sonoma County is offering a $10,000-per-month gig to a wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    New York Baseball Grows Contentious

    "Slice and binge ya like a license ninja," observes this St. Louis rapper to some punks from New York. "Yo Tell Me How New York Got Bodied By St. Louis," concurs a colleague. This is timely, as the Cardinals swept the Mets this week, with Albert Pujols punching two home runs in yesterday's game. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Mets, Yanks Fans Not Filling Up Their New Ballparks

    Apparently not even the prospect of starring in baseball's new umpire replay videos is enough to induce New Yorkers to shell out $300 for tickets to the new Yankee Stadium. After River Avenue Blues ran photos of entire empty sections during Friday's matinee, things got even worse yesterday, when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Mets Bet on Harrah's at Citi Field

    If you think a trip to Citi Field is expensive now, wait till you hit Harrah's! The casino has announced a "signature partnership" deal with the Mets, which includes "Caesars Club, a 12,000-square foot, 900-capacity, fully enclosed, climate-controlled club with a wide selection of dining options loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Mets Auction Off Opening Day Tickets

    We were under the impression Opening Day at Citi Field was sold out, but those sly Mets executives apparently had a plan: leave some seats for the April 13 opener against San Diego for an auction. Bidding for the "Metropolitan Box" seats start at their normal "Platinum" asking price -- $210 -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette--Grub Street on Citi Field and The 'Bag on F&W's 2009 Best New Chefs

    Grub Street showcased its "crucial culinary map" of where to eat at Citi Field, highlighting DannyMeyerLand, Acela Club and the World's Fare Market. [Grub Street] The 'Bag asked Citysearch editors to weigh in on Food & Wine's 2009 Best New Chef picks. Boston editor Christine Liu agreed that Barry M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Danny Meyer Serves Fancy-Schmancy Food at Citi Field

    Last year you paid $5.75 for a hot dog and $8 for a beer at Shea. What will these cost at Citi Field? Well, the dogs will be from Nathan's, which is nice, but how much? Noted restauranteur Danny Meyer will sell you "Kosher hot dogs coated in matzo meal with brown mustard for $11." Thanks, pal; now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Times: Luxury Boxes Selling OK. (Also Selling on Craigslist.)

    A friend was wondering about this: after the Wall Street collapse, would luxury suites at Neo-Yankee Stadium and Citi Field be going fire-sale? Stuff and nonsense, says today's New York Times: "Don’t expect a stampede for the bleachers just yet." A guy from "a weekly newsletter that chronicles t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Meyer to Feed Mets Fans; Jeremiah Pushes for the Ice King

    Jeremiah's Vanishing New York mentions, with apparent disfavor, that restauranteur Danny Meyer will handle concessions (in association with cafeteria kings Aramark) for the Mets' new Citi Field next year. Jeremiah approves Gothamist's suggestion that Benfaremo the Lemon Ice King of Corona, who has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008
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    April 23, 2008
  • News

    June 19, 2007

    Brickbats and Baseballs

    Hey, Mets fan, spare a few dimes?

  • News

    March 20, 2007

    Take Me Out to the Mall Game

    Hey, look what you're paying for! A Voice guide to the new Mets and Yankees stadiums.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    New Yorkers Get Zip From New Mets Park

    The Mets revealed the city's worst-kept secret today (hint: if you want to keep something from leaking out, try not to put it on a giant sign) with the announcement that when the team's new stadium opens in 2009, it will be known as CitiField. Under the terms of the naming-rights agreement, Citi ... More >>

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