SNY was showing a special about the 1984 Mets last night, during the Mets/Reds rain delay. Shea looked odd to me in the old clips, then I realized why: there was no Citi Field in the parking lot, just a parking lot.
Soon Shea Stadium will be just a parking lot.
Meanwhile, On opening day at Shea Stadium, I took some pictures of the view from the Upper Deck. Six months from now, this vista will be accessible only to birds and maybe a La Guardia-bound jetliner.