Originally Posted by Australian Red
Sweet thanks for the Info, I'll be going to the US Open Tennis before the game at City Field and my ticket comes with a free Hot Dog and Pretzel so will be giving them a go.
Yankee Stadium wont get to experience to many of the bars around as it's a 1pm game then heading straight to see the NY Red Bulls straight after the game....fair to say i'm a bit of a sports nut!
Will be in NY for 7 days so hoping to fit as much in as possible.
The U.S, Open is a blast. I used to go every year, and then take in a Mets game if schedules allowed.
You used to be able to bring in a cooler, so we would load it up with food and drink (prices there are through the roof). Nobody would bother it, and we would visit it between matches. I especially loved the first few days, there were a dozen matches going on at once (back courts that sat a couple hundred). Saw many a future great on those back courts.
Have lunch by the globe, there's a fountain and a park. That globe was there for the '64 World's Fair. I lived 5 miles from it, and some poor parents had to take the kids in our apartment building every weekend. We took years off their lives.
After 9/11, everything changed. No more coolers, stricter security, different atmosphere. I'm sure it's gotten back to normal, but I haven't been back since 2002.
Have a blast in the city, hit the museums and the Village, and get a pastrami at Carnegie Deli. Maybe a cruise on the Hudson, but bypass the Statue of Liberty unless you have a few hours to wait in line.
If you can make it out to Coney Island (Brooklyn), take a ride on the Cyclone and then hit Lombardi's, the oldest pizzeria in the U.S. They bake 'em in a coal fueled oven, no taste like it.