Start the holidays at the New York Botanical Garden
The revelations last week over beer prices in major league baseball stadiums gives us a chance to use it to illustrate what has become a central topic in this year's remarkable mayoral campaign--the city's shrinking middle class and the ever broadening economic gap between the rich and poor. This a ... More >>
Yesterday morning it seems that a little boy just couldn't wait to get to Yankee Stadium. According to CBS News, Tamika Snipe, 21, was heading to the hospital around 10 a.m. to deliver her third child on her due date, when she started experiencing serious labor pains on the subway. Snipe got off th ... More >>
The NY Botanical Garden makes the city in miniature
Madonna w/ Avicii Yankee Stadium Thursday, September 6 Better than: The VMAs. If ever you need a concise summary of Madonna's year, the billing for her New York dates will do nicely. There's Madonna, her name in no way styled to resemble that of a party drug. And there's Avicii, a Swedish stadium- ... More >>
Roger Waters Yankee Stadium Friday, July 6 Better than: The Yanks taking three of four from the Red Sox. Size matters. Roger Waters proved this Friday night at Yankee Stadium when he put on his biggest-yet production of one of the biggest albums of all time, his former band Pink Floyd's double-LP ... More >>
Diaz' Facebook profile pic: Only 602 saves short of Mo.With the new ballfields intended to replace those bulldozed five years ago to make way for Yankee Stadium: The Next Generation finally nearing completion — look, you can even see them now on Google Maps! — it's time to finally ... More >>
Paul McCartney Yankee Stadium Friday, July 15 Better than: Watching Let It Be. "Who's this Derek Jeter guy?" Paul McCartney said after "Jet," the fourth song the opening night (of two) at Yankee Stadium. "I hear he's got more hits than me." That's debatable, as Macca put in a rather astounding a ... More >>
• Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the four-alarm fire that ripped through the Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue, which had been under reconstruction, at East 85th Street last night. 170 firefighters responded, a few suffering minor injuries. No one was inside at the time of the ... More >>
Tickets to Paul McCartney's July 15 concert at the new Yankee Stadium, which will serve as something of a b-side to the concerts he played at the Mets' new home in 2009, go on sale at 11 a.m. today, with post-service-charge prices ranging from $42.25 to $293.90; there are also a bunch of VIP packag ... More >>
yankees.com 'Tis the season to be charitable, and The New York Yankees are once again sponsoring a holiday food drive on December 16 in which donors can receive two tickets to see the team play in 2011. Simply donate 30 pounds of non-perishable food items. Giving is great, but 30 pounds of ... More >>
And proud of it
You could single out almost any Mike Lupica column as typical, but the one in today's Daily News as the Yankees prepare to play Texas in Game Three of the ALCS is really classic. We don't want to belabor the obvious -- that's Mike Lupica's job. Some examples: "The Yankees come home no ... More >>
This actually happened Jay-Z/Eminem Yankee Stadium Monday, September 13 Better than: The shows in Detroit, I have to think. Sorry, Detroit. So let's start somewhere in the middle: Chris Martin! The dude from Coldplay! Seriously! Out he shuffles roughly halfway through Jay-Z's n ... More >>
Jay-Z and Eminem began their triumphant two-city, four-show run last night at Detroit's Comerica Park, and if that show's any indication, when they show up at Yankee Stadium September 13 and 14, they'll be bringing along every famous rapper they (or you) can think of.
DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, as the PR-speak goes, the Detroit-to-NYC mini-trek two of the biggest rappers alive have planned for September is doubling in size: two shows per city now, with Yankee Stadium shows now scheduled for both Monday Sept. 13 and (the new one) Tuesday Sept. 14. Tix on s ... More >>
(Bebeto Matthews/AP via the MLB)Cotto (L) and Foreman at the stadiumThere are lots of Jews and Puerto Ricans in New York. And that, once you sweep away a fine layer of euphemism, is why boxing is returning to Yankee Stadium tomorrow night after a 34-year hiatus. Yuri Foreman is an Orthodox J ... More >>
As if it weren't enough for them to tell you when to stand, when to sit, and how much they're going to extort you for the privilege of watching a World Series team phone it in on important rivalry series', the Yankees management is now telling you which telecommunications devices you can (or ... More >>
His first #1 song is his first Pazz & Jop chart-topper as well. Go Yankees.
The Yankees might just bring the pennant back to the Bronx this year, but they won't be bringing ball fields to the borough for at least another two. The Bronx News Network is reporting that Heritage Field, the last of the replacement parks to be built on the site of the old Yankee Stadium, w ... More >>
Museum of Natural History. Twitpic by ashelamb. The week was hot as hell -- which, a quick scan of our stories reveals, is an apt comparison. In a tribute to democracy, people with guns started following around President Obama. Busybodies were all over Michelle Obama's butt. Old peo ... More >>
Hello, and welcome to Friday afternoon, when we round up our favorite posts of the week for your convenience. We'll see you on Monday, until then keep calm and carry on. We checked out Mayahuel, Phil Ward's new tequila/mezcal bar and had a Slynx. Chantal went to Macau and came back with reports ... More >>
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 >>
The new Yankee Stadium will hold its first MLB regular season game today, with the Bombers facing Cleveland. The park opened at 10 a.m. (reporters are already filing about the "Taj Mahal of baseball parks") and opening ceremonies will commence around noon with the West Point Marching Band performing ... More >>
Brother Jimmy's is the first Yankee Stadium vendor to reveal its opening day menu. Grub Street gets the exclusive on pulled pork sandwiches, beef brisket sandwiches, hush puppies and fried pickles... er, frickles.
photo (cc) Shelley Panzarella The long wait in the Bronx may be close to an ending: A WCBS radio news helicopter flew over Yankee Stadium (the real one) yesterday and snapped photos of the outfield turf starting to be peeled off and removed. Will an actual wrecking ball be soon to follow? If so, ... More >>
If your kid neglects his studies, but enjoys watching sports on TV, good news: The Business of Sports School, or BOSS, opens next fall with a class of 91 freshmen, reports Newsday. Local papers stress the involvement of ESPN, but an ESPN spokesman downplays this, saying the sports infotainment compa ... More >>
We said last week's Net Hentoff column would be his last at the Voice. Turns out we were wrong. The "excessed" journalistic legend delivers his own valedictory in this week's edition. Will our public servants suffer any consequences for their near-criminal handling of the Yankee Stadium boondoggl ... More >>
But not seeing the Bombers get beat.
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