I’m going to guess that most of my readers are Mets fans & already saw this over at MetsBlog.com. 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.”
After Sunday’s Mets game, I stopped to look for a few more of the All-Star Apples that have been set up throughout Manhattan to promote the All-Star Game.
The New York Giants Apple at Grand Central Terminal was easy to spot.
The Brooklyn Dodgers one (also at Grand Central Terminal) took a little longer to find. Both are near stairs down to the dining concourse area.
The Seattle Mariners one is in the Nintendo Store in Rockefeller Center. I had to settle for taking a picture through the door, because the store was closed by the time I got there. (Really, who’d think a store in Manhattan would close at 6 p.m. on Sundays?)
The Royals Apple is in front of the Fox building on Sixth Avenue, across from an entrance to the 47 – 50 Sts – Rockefeller Ctr subway station.
And up a little further on Sixth Avenue, you’ll find the Mets Apple outside SNY Studios.
I spent the afternoon at the New York Botanical Garden to check out its holiday train show. While the trains get top billing, the real stars of the attraction are the miniature versions of famous New York City landmarks handcrafted from natural materials like bark, twigs, stems, fruits, seeds, and pine cones.