Saturday, we were out for the Shea Stadium wake
. My kids and I were standing in the parking lot near the 7 train stairs for a good look.
As I pointed out to my sons where Loge 13 was, Mathew Warren, a reporter for the NY Times, came over. We chatted for awhile and he wrote up that farewell moment in today's issue of the NY Times
He also quoted me saying: "Shea had things that were uniquely Queens, like the architecture that
came right out of the World's Fair era," he said. "Everything was so
imperfect, like the bad plumbing, the lack of parking or the lousy
train service. You kind of had to earn your way out here."
Nice job on the article, Mathew.
BTW here is the photo my 8-year-old took when we were bidding adios to Loge13. I think the boy has a future in photography:
More from Shea:
Shea Stadium's Final Days - January 31, 2009
A Last Look at Loge13, Shea Stadium - January 31, 2009
Citi Amongst The Ruins - January 31, 2009
Shea Stadium From Roosevelt Avenue - January 31, 2009
Loge 13 Then And Now - January 31, 2009
Gate D of Shea Stadium - January 31, 2009
Shea Stadium's Last Weekend - The Wrapup