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Holiday Model Train Display at Grand Central Terminal

While I was visiting a friend in New York yesterday, we stopped at Grand Central Terminal to check out the holiday train display at the New York Transit Museum Annex. If you want to check it out, it will be open until February 4th.

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MetsBlog: Getting to know rookie Vic Black, a man of the people

Vic Black's 2014 Topps baseball card
Vic Black’s 2014 Topps baseball card

I’m going to guess that most of my readers are Mets fans & already saw this over at But I’m going to share it anyway, because how often do you see a current baseball player interviewed about his subway riding habits?

“To me, it’s cool, especially after games. You hop on and especially late, Mets fans are everywhere, and they’re still talking about the game,” Black said. “I love being around people, which is why I think New York fits me, personality-wise.”

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NYC gallery to host exhibition of Dick Perez baseball art

Bobby Bonilla's 1994 Donruss Diamond King baseball card
Bobby Bonilla’s 1994 Donruss Diamond King baseball card

If you grew up collecting baseball cards in the 1980s or early 1990s, you know some of artist Dick Perez‘s work – he painted  art used for the Donruss Diamond Kings cards.

Agora Art Gallery in New York will present an exhibition of some of Perez’s baseball art from March 26 – April 16. For more details, check out the gallery’s blog.

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College of Staten Island to host NYC Mayor’s Cup Baseball All-Star Game on Friday

On Friday, June 15th, top players from the New York City Public Schools Athletic League will compete against top players from the Catholic High School Athletic Association in the NYC Mayor’s Cup Baseball All-Star Game.

Players from all five boroughs – including some who were selected in Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft last week – will take part in the game, which will begin at 7 p.m. at the College of Staten Island Softball Field, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island. (PSAL roster | CHSAA roster [PDF format])

Long Island native Frank Catalanotto, who finished a 14-year Major League Baseball career with the New York Mets in 2010, is scheduled to throw out the first pitch and sign autographs during the game.

The NYC Mayor’s Cup Baseball All-Star Game is produced by NYC & Company, the City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization, and supported by promotional partner Gotham Baseball. For more information, visit