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Mets to celebrate diversity with ‘A Celebration of Queens Culture’ event at Citi Field


Apr. 4, 2024 QNS News Team The New York Mets have announced “A Celebration of Queens Culture,” a groundbreaking event set for Aug. 13 and 14 at Citi Field. This initiative marks a departure from the team’s traditional approach to heritage celebrations, offering a multi-day experience that aims to inclusively honor the borough’s diversity. Historically,…
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Mets hit a home run with ‘New in 24’ Citi Field upgrades


Mar. 22, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Get ready to be wowed! The New York Mets just unveiled a dazzling array of fresh features at Citi Field, all part of their  “New in 24” showcase, just in time for the 2024 season. Among the notable features are the redesign and expansion of the team store near the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, the addition of the new Delta Sky360 Club lounge, the Mets Hall of Fame plaques being moved to the top of the rotunda and the Mets Hall of Fame Museum being moved to the FanFest area in centerfield, with some artifacts…
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Flushing group holds rally calling for amenity-rich park next to Citi Field instead of casino


Feb. 8, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan In opposition to billionaire Steven Cohen’s plan to develop a casino next to Citi Field, community organizers rallied this past weekend in favor of their own proposal to convert the public land into an amenity-rich park with environmental considerations.  Dozens of members of the Flushing Anti Displacement Alliance (FADA)…
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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend


Jan. 4, 2024 By Ethan Marshall New events come with the new year. As we enter the first weekend of 2024, there is plenty of things to do across Queens. Whether it is related to art, entertaining performances, or even contributing to the community, there are a lot of activities to keep people occupied in…
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Mets hold annual coat drive as part of ‘MetsGiving’ initiative


Dec. 8, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The New York Mets held their 17th annual coat drive on Dec. 6 at Citi Field. The coat drive marked the latest event held by the organization as part of its “MetsGiving” initiative. Mr. Met and Amazin’ Mets Foundation President and Mets co-owner Alex Cohen joined team personnel and…
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Willets Point development proposal draws concerns from community board about traffic congestion, possible homeless shelter

Willets Point

Nov. 17, 2023 By Rachel Butler A group of approximately 70 people including residents, labor union workers and New York City Football Club fans attended a Community Board 7 meeting in Whitestone on Nov. 15 to learn about the massive Willets Point Phase 2 proposal that would bring 1,400 residential units, a soccer stadium and a two-star hotel if approved. The meeting, which took place at the St. Luke’s Pastoral Center, was held by the board’s Land Use Committee and was the first of several board meetings in which the public will be able to learn and provide feedback on…
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‘A huge win for everyone’: Mets owner Steve Cohen unveils $8 billion Metropolitan Park plan near Citi Field

Steve Cohen

Nov. 7, 2023 By Bill Parry Mets owner Steve Cohen is hoping his $8 billion “Metropolitan Park” plan unveiled Tuesday is a home run with the city and community, as it includes a 20-acre public park alongside a casino, hotels, food hall and music venue. Partnering with entertainment giant Hard Rock International, the Metropolitan Park plan aims to create a year-round entertainment complex on a 50-acre “vacant asphalt” parking lot just west of Citi Field that has not served the community of fans to its full potential. “It’s time the world’s greatest city got the sports and entertainment park it deserves,”…
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Mets invite local small businesses to apply for 2024 ‘Taste of Queens’ culinary lineup at Citi Field


Oct. 25, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The New York Mets are now inviting Queens-based small businesses to take part in their culinary lineup in 2024 as part of Citi Field’s “Taste of Queens.” Winning applicants will be selected by the Mets to be featured at the field level concourse on a rotating basis. Citi Field has earned a lot of recognition for their food, having just received the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award for Best Stadium Food. This was due in large part to the Taste of Queens, which debuted at Citi Field this year. Among the four local Queens…
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