Monday, April 14, 2014

Mets try to be preservationists

From the Forum:

Queens preservationists are partnering with the Mets to save the New York State Pavilion, an iconic structure built for the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park that has severely deteriorated over the years.

A portion of each ticket purchased for the Mets’ home game against the Giants on Friday, Aug. 1 at 7:10 p.m. will be donated to the People for the Pavilion, an organization dedicated to preserving and reusing the site.

Hmmm. The Mets have been sharing Flushing Meadows with the Pavilion in that condition for decades. But NOW they want to do something to help? I call B.S. on this. Save FMCP summed it up best:



Anonymous said...

Aug. 1 ?
Why are the waiting till almost the mid-end of summer when 1/2 of Queens government is on Vacation to do anything.
What bullshit !!!
How about the Mets raise some money sooner and hand it directly to the people actually doing the work for more paint and supply's. This way the volunteers and engineers have a good 4 months to work on it.

Anonymous said...

How about some of these overpaid morons donate the money to fixing it up?

Sports figures as role models - what a joke!

Sport fever will be the undoing of this country. Bread and circuses - look what it did for Ancient Rome.

Just keep the masses uneducated and entertained(check!) and poorly fed(check!)

How about the thieving Wilpons giving back to the community?

Anonymous said...

Nothing is ever done out of kindness or for non profit.

Anonymous said...

Sports and sport players are so overpaid it really is such a joke. They never give back to their communities. They should be taxed heavily.

Anonymous said...

Everyone will pay lip service this year but will do little of substance - just like they did for the Steinway Mansion.

ron s said...

So let's review:
The Mets have been in Flushing Meadows since the Worlds Fair in 64, making billions on City land, and 50 years later want to give an unnamed portion of ticket revenue (1%????)from one gane to help preserve the towers. Wow! They might give 2000 dollars!!!

Anonymous said...

Leaving aside the Mets, there's a lot more than lip service going on here. Read the papers and you'd know that.

Anonymous said...

The Coupons must go.