Monday, October 24, 2011

Vacationing to NYC - Part 2 Must See Places

As everyone knows, New York has two baseball teams, The New York Mets and The New York Yankees.  Most people today cannot afford to buy baseball tickets as they are expensive.  Both of us go to minor league games as the ticket do not cost a lot.  In my household all my husband, Rod, talks about is baseball.  The rivalry begins each baseball season as I like the Yankees and he is a die hard Mets fan.  We are at WAR during the season and playoffs of which team is better.  The "YANKEES" of course. As the Mets lose each year and haven't won a world series since 1986.  Rod jinxed the Yankees this year during the playoffs.  He will of course deny this. But I have the last laugh as I got our daughter, courtesy of her auntie Frances, a Yankee onesie.





So Rod got our baby daughter her first Mets onesie and has turned my 5 yr old from a Yankee fan to a Mets fan. As I said again, the rivalry is intense at my home. My daughter is a Yankee fan, but her father says otherwise.  Aidan now tells his dad that he likes both teams. I haven't lost hope that he will turn and come back to the real team.   



Besides the Major League Teams we also have two Minor League Teams in New York City.  Both teams are Triple A, The State Island Yankees and The Brooklyn Cyclones Mets.  Both teams play from June through September.  The tickets are inexpensive ranging from $6 to $16 dollars.  Note pricing change as the new season begins so check for new prices.  If you can't afford to go see the major league teams go see a minor league game.  You'll spend less and enjoy your day with the family. 



The Brooklyn Cyclones play at Keyspan Park in Brooklyn by Coney Island. Before or after the game you can go stroll down the Coney Island Broadwalk.  Visit the new Luna Park @ the former Astroland amusement park. Luna Park has 19 rides and attractions.  Or you can go to the Coney Island Beach.  I have wonderful memories as a child at the beach, you should check it out.


Luna Park



The Staten Island Yankees play at Richmond County Bank Ballpark which is located in St. George, Staten Island just off the Staten Island Expressway (I-278). You can take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry everyday.  Yes I did say FREE RIDE.  The ferry runs 24 hours a day.  Just take a jacket or sweater now as its windy.  The ride is romantic as the sun sets.  You see NYC sky light up, from the top of the ferry you can see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  I took the ride on the ferry at night it was BEAUTIFUL.   

Ferry
Ms. Liberty




Ellis Island














There are so many attractions to see.  Some are free and do not cost you a penny.  So if you come to NYC take the Staten Island ferry see lady liberty, Ellis Island, and the bridges lite up the night.
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  2. Great tips for NYC visitors ... really, I am writing some down right now!! Stopping in from the hop to follow - hope you can visit soon and return the favor. www.shaunanosler.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for sharing this informative tips for first time NYC visitors. Hope others get to see this and also thanks for linking up in Exposure 99% weekday hop, I'm already a GFC follower of your blog so i followed again via facebook. Have a great week.

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  4. Hi! I am your newest follower:) What a fabulous blog! I love NYC. This is a great post. I look forward ot Part 2 as well!!

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  5. Sounds like a great trip. I wanted to visit NYC with my boys when we lived in Maryland, but never got up there.

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  6. Going to minor league games is a good idea for les expensive fun. Your daughter is very cute! Stopping by from Thoughtful Thursdy blog hop.

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    Yoli :)
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  10. hi!! linking up from the alexa blog hop! did a review of your page!! Just love the pictures in this post above!! I loved my trip to NYC a year ago!!
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  11. I have never been there but your photos are a big wow. We love sports at my house, especially the Atlanta Falcons.
    I think that onsie is just too cute is adorable!!

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  12. I love New York!
    A beautiful city... enjoy strolling around there
    especially the beautiful lights at night.

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  14. I've never been to NYC, but I've always wanted to visit. It is definitely a goal. Anyway, I'm Sarah, I found your blog through the Thirsty Thursday blog hop and I would love for you to stop by mine and if you would like to follow back that would be great. Thanks:)

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  15. Oh, I know that subway series brings out the crazy in NYers! I grew up in NY, a Giants fan and I married an Eagles fan. It gets ugly in my house during football season!

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  16. Oh, your little one is so cute in that little onesie! I'm not terribly into sports, but if i had to choose between the Yankees and the Mets, it would be the Yankees. I LOVE NYC. I have only been there a few short times- I used to live in New Jersey- and I wish I could go back. Maybe some day.

    Hey, where did you get your FB and Twitter icons? They're so cute! I would love to change my badge.

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    Brae

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  19. We were just in NYC in September and it was great! We didn't see any baseball though. Maybe next time :)

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    Sarah

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  26. This all sounds like so much fun.... and I bet the rivalry is interesting in your house during the season!!! I've never been to NYC, but I've always wanted to take our boys there.... maybe this spring break we can look into it!

    I'm a GFC, Facebook & Networked Blogs follower stopping by from the MBS Alexa Hop. I'm now going to leave you an Alexa Review. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog, iluvtosave.net!!!

    Have a great day!
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