Friday, March 13, 2009

Subway station not getting Citi-fied

From NY1:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will not rename the 7 train subway stop at the Mets new home to match the corporate name on the stadium.

The MTA says it would be willing to give the station a corporate name – but for a price.

Instead, the stop will be called Mets/Willets Point. The nearby Long Island Rail Road station will bear the same name.

How about Flushing Meadows-Corona Park instead?


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...


The Shea name is obliterated from visibility along with the late great Penn Station that this lawyer, Shea, advocated to destroy!

There is some justice after all!

Ha, ha, ha....if the bank agrees
to pay the MTA mega-bucks for naming rights...
I'd suggest a compromise:

"City Corpse"!

gov. arnold schwarzenegger said...

Ja, Der "City Corpse", zat vas anudder gut von!

georgetheatheist said...

"Central Park" = 3 syllables
"Prospect Park" = 3 syllables
"Flushing Meadows-Corona Park" = 8 syllables

Anonymous said...

Fu-zhing Dump.

3 syllables

Anonymous said...

The current name has 7 syllables.

Anonymous said...

Mets/Willets Point? Why not USTA/Willets Point?

The Mets and USTA are only there for a season, while Willets Point is there year-round!

If arcane names like Ely Avenue and Van Alst can remain on station names, why not keep Shea Stadium's name on the station?

Anonymous said...

Willets Point. 3 syllables.

Oops. Might bring up the spectre of the iron triangle. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

There's something to be said for keep the name as short as possible and linking it to something people are looking for. Mets is best because the font size can be larger for greater visibility.