There is no shortage of things to do during the mild and relaxing spring months in the Queens area and in wonderful neighborhoods like Arverne by the Sea. For baseball fans though, there is one thing that stands above all, and that’s the sweet smell of freshly cut grass at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field as you enjoy a fantastic New York hotdog, cold beverage and an exciting ballgame.
New York has always been known for excellent sports, and whether you are a Mets fan or a Yankees fan, or if you’re simply a baseball fan, not many fields compare to the one in Queens and the one in the Bronx.
The “subway series”
It’s only a regular season match-up, but don’t tell that to Yankee and Mets fans. Today it is the annual rivalry played at either the Yankee or the Mets’ stadium, and is always a hotly contested series. New York is one of only two cities to ever have its professional teams actually meat in a World Series back in 2000, where the Yankees took the series 4-1.
More about the New York Yankees
The Yankees are one of the most celebrated sports teams in all of the United States, and it seems to be you either love them or hate them. They are one of the oldest teams in baseball, begun in 1901, and they have won an impressive total of 27 World Series, more than any other team. While the subway series mentioned earlier is certainly a hotly contested one, sports fans of all stripes will admit that one of the most epic rivalries in any sport, if not the single biggest rivalry in all of U.S. sports is the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Yankees are known for a lot of things, from their very big budget when it comes to stacking their team with talent, to the incredible number of World Series they’ve won. Arguably Yankee popularity began with Babe Ruth, New York and all of Baseball’s most iconic player by most estimates.
Take The Train To Yankee Stadium
One East 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451
The Yankee Stadium subway stop is located on East 161st Street and River Avenue. The No. 4 train (East Side) and the B and D trains (West Side) make stops at 161st Street/Yankee Stadium. A trip from Midtown Manhattan takes approximately 25 minutes. For more information, call the MTA at (718) 330-1234
More about the New York Mets
To some they are New York’s second team, and they certainly have not seen nearly the success the Yankees have seen. Mets fans might not be so quick to accept that piece of conventional wisdom though. If not as numerous throughout New York as Yankee fans, their level support for their team is no less, and arguably more considering the Mets historic lack of successful championships compared to New York’s other teams. The Mets are actually a younger baseball team, founded in 1962. They have won the World Series only twice, once in 1969 and again in 1986, and actually have had a fair amount of success when considering their National League pennants and division titles.
Take the Train to Citi Field
VIA 7 TRAIN:
Services Citi Field at the Mets/Willets Point Station and makes stops in Manhattan at Times Square, 5th Avenue and Grand Central Station.
VIA E F G R or V TRAINS:
Connections to the 7 train can be made at the 74th Street-Broadway / Roosevelt Avenue stop in Jackson Heights.
VIA N or W TRAINS:
Transfer to the 7 train at Queensboro Plaza.