Since it’s construction in 1964, the world-renowned Shea Stadium was the home of New York’s Major League Baseball stars, The Mets. When Citigroup announced the build of a brand-spanking new stadium in 2008, Shea became a dusty pile of rubble in the shadow of a new super-stadium – Citi Fields. With a capacity for over 42,000, Citi Field’s is only markedly smaller in terms of seating room, however there are also a plenitude of pitch-side standing areas, as well as field facing sports bars. Perhaps one of the most refined architectural masterpieces of any U.S stadium is the Jackie Robinson Rotunda …continue reading
Home to the enigmatic New York Knicks, and one of the most famous indoor arenas on the planet, Madison Square Garden is probably the only place in the world that crams in such a vast spectrum of entertainment under one roof. The Theater at Madison Square Garden boasts a whopping 5,600 seating capacity, making it the largest show theater in the area, and a host-venue for some of America’s most popular music icons, as well as home to National Hockey League team, the Rangers. From bull-riding and basketball, to wrestling and the “Rockettes” – Madison Square Garden serves up …continue reading
Unless you touch down in the “Big Apple” during August, you’re probably not going to be seeing much of Federer or Roddick battling it out on center court for the U.S Open. However, you can tread in the footsteps of such champions with a game, set and match at the U.S.T.A Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for as little as $20 for an hour.
Home to major-league baseball team the New York Yankees; a visit to the newly built Yankee Stadium is an experience in itself. Rebuilt on the former Bronx site of the “Cathedral of Baseball”, the new venue combines spectator sports with fine dining, museums and the Hard Rock Cafe, to offer visitors the ultimate “Yankee experience”. Major league baseball in the U.S is seasonal running from March to September. Tickets tend to sell out quickly, so if you are intent on absorbing a full-on American major-league game against the mighty Red Sox or Rockies – we suggest you book prior to your …continue reading
Cabaret clubs might seem all but a memory for some cities, however The Duplex in Greenwich West Village will soon bring the nostalgia flooding back. Decked out with an ornate interior over 80 years old, the décor alone is worth the visit – however the real charm is in the eclectic diversity of entertainment on offer. The main area is essentially a piano bar, while nestled to the rear is a reasonably sized comedy theater. Upstairs, you’ll find ample seating and a stage that has boasted music legends such as Barry Manilow. From open-mic night Mondays, to crowd-pleasing soul nights, …continue reading