Cheer for the Cyclones on Elvis Night
This evening, July 17, J57 and Koncept from New York City's Brown Bag Allstars troupe will be taking to the field down in Coney Island to perform the opening song ahead of the Brooklyn Cyclones showdown with the Jamestown Jammers. The track of choice will be a rendition of "Take a Day," which featur ... More >>
Ever try mermaid? If not, you should check out this weekend's best events.
[Summer Guide 2014]
"When I was first telling people people I was a professional ultimate frisbee player, they laughed," says Matt Bode, who moved to New York last week to play the seven-on-seven game that takes place on a baseball field.
Take on the Staten Island Half-Marathon
Get moving for a great cause
Catch Minor League home openers
It's a dirty job, but someone had to do it. Seems that the Mets swapped cities with the Toronto Blue Jays and traded up for their Triple-A franchise. Now, if you want to see the Mets' next hot pitching prospect, Zack Wheeler, you'll have to fly to Vegas. But the Mets didn't just acquire a new minor ... More >>
It's official: the policy of the Yankees' front office is to start Opening Day with the oldest roster in the history of Major League Baseball. And this must be the policy because nothing else the Yankees have done - or not done - makes any sense. First off, for our Christmas present, the Steinbre ... More >>
A doubleheader of the best kind
Watch the video above. That, friends, is the consequence of living near the Richmond County Bank Ballpark: fireworks all the time, after every home game, according to this account by a Staten Island resident named Steve in Brick Underground.
Minor-league ball is back
Beginning June 18 and running through July 2, the nonprofit organization Sing For Hope will once again install a bunch of pianos for public playing at various places around New York City in an installation that, this time around, they're calling Pop-Up Pianos. The 88 pianos60 uprights ... More >>
And proud of it
New York City's new Designated Driving campaign, "You the Man!" is embarrassing in a way that only a father-to-teenage-son exchange could emulate. We didn't know dropping your verbs to imitate an urban vernacular made drinking and driving less appealing. It only makes us want to run up the st ... More >>
Ugh.The park in which Mets farm team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, play in Coney Island used to be called Keyspan Park, but the sponsor pulled out -- allegedly because they're now called National Grid, though we expect they could have just called it National Grid Park, u ... More >>
Last night, as the New York Yankees took sole possession of first place in the AL East with a win over the Orioles, the New York Mets (44-49) were trying to laugh off the unusually violent motivational tactics of one of their staff in Binghamton, New York. The Daily News reports that a few weeks ba ... More >>
Where baseball fans go for old-fashioned spirit
If you weren't at the Staten Island Mall on Saturday, you missed a local talent show to warm the most jaded cosmopolitan heart: more than 150 vocalists competed for the right to sing the National Anthem at the start of Staten Island Yankees ballgames and "God Bless America" whenever they do that in ... More >>
It was interesting to see the Times pounce so viciously on a recently published memoir, saying that it was filled with inaccuracies, and that it was yet another example of the troubling trend of publishers trying to pass off fiction as fact. In this case, it was today's Times sports section that evi ... More >>
Readers of today's New York Daily News (the Bronx edition, anyway) saw a lovely 1960s-vintage photo of a park near Yankee Stadium, accompanied by a report that the image had "reignited questions about whether the city is actually replacing all of the recreational parkland taken for the Bombers' new ... More >>
Unhappy about the Yankees? Cheer up -- the Staten Island Yankees, Class-A team of the underperforming Pinstripes, are in the New York-Penn League playoffs! Unfortunately they lost last night to the Jamestown (L.I.) Jammers. But they get to go again tonight and, with luck, tomorrow, while the Brook ... More >>
Locked in a stalemate with a developer over the future of Coney Island, city officials unveiled a new vision for the area that seemingly solves the problem: Make the disputed land into parkland. The parcel of Coney that includes the much-beloved Astroland would keep its current amusement zoning bu ... More >>
Brooklyn's self-proclaimed cheerleader will spend $8.1 million of your money this year. Photo illustration by Henry Deeb So the Brooklyn Cyclones are sponsoring a bobblehead promotion, that kicks off this weekend, called the "Legends of Brooklyn." Sounds good. And who are these legends that the Cy ... More >>
It's a swing and a miss for the attempts to tear down a Jackie Robinson moment immortalized in a Brooklyn statue
Hey, look what you're paying for! A Voice guide to the new Mets and Yankees stadiums.
Extreme makeover not amusing to everybody in the amusement district
Minor-League Ball Comes to Coney and Staten Islands
Parades, Beaches, Festivals: What's Out There
Minor-League Ball Flourishes in the Shadow of the Mets and Yanks
Staten Island Gets Immersed In The Yankee Way