First stop of Orlando City’s June three-game road swing: New York City. The Lions return to the Big Apple as they look to revenge their loss from earlier this season and get back to their winning ways. There is enough to do in the city to keep you busy for months, but check out some of these spots while you’re up there for the weekend:
The Yankees...sorry, I mean NYCFC, play at the well-known baseball facility Yankee Stadium. Located at the northwest corner of 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx. And since they play on a baseball field which doesn’t necessarily scream “Soccer Pitch” the dimensions of the field are the smallest in the league at 110 yards long by 70 yards wide. The official supporter groups for NYCFC is The Third Rail and New York City SC.
Like us, NYCFC has gone digital with their ticketing so upon arrival make sure your phone is charged and that you’ll be able to pull up your tickets and of course take pictures after we take the 3 points.
On matchday you have multiple modes of transportation to choose from to get to Yankee Stadium outside of grabbing a cab:
Subway: The 4 (East Side) and the D train (Sixth Avenue) make stops at the 161st Street/Yankee Stadium subway stations, located on East 161st Street and River Avenue.
Train: Metro-North offers train service to the Stadium from anywhere in its service territory.
Bus: The Bx6 and Bx13 buses stop at East 161st Street and River Avenue; the Bx1 and Bx2 buses stop at East 161st Street and the Grand Concourse, a short walk from Yankee Stadium; and the BxM4 stops at the Grand Concourse and East 161st Street (northbound) and East 158th Street (southbound).
Things To Do
Yes, it can get crowded. But with great eating and drinking options on either end (The Dead Rabbit in FiDi and Nom Wah in Chinatown; Grimaldi’s and Juliana’s in Dumbo), not to mention those skyline views, this traditionally touristy activity is actually worth visiting.
To complete the exacta of MLB Stadiums in the New York area head to Citi Field the home of the Mets who will be hosting the Chicago Cubs the entire weekend. This is also the better of the two to watch any type of sporting match.
After having been cooped up for months due to the cold weather (not that we know anything about that) it’s music festival season in the city and a lot of time you can catch some pretty good shows for the price of FREE. On June 1st Halsey will be performing at the SummerStage in Central Park and on June 2nd you can catch Gregory Porter/Victory.
Bars and Restaurants
Pod 39 Rooftop Lounge and Bar
It’s June in the City and that means one of many things, but mainly rooftop season. Head to Pod 39 for brick architectural details, romantic lights, and colorful, Latin American-leaning décor make this drinking destination feel more "street fair" than Midtown Manhattan. But look to your right and there's the Empire State Building, and over there -- there's the Chrysler Building. The rooftop bar here is escapism at its finest, and the Latin American-flavor-focused cocktails certainly help. Try something different, like the Chilean sangria; or bring friends and go classic with a pitcher of margaritas.
This is your spot if you’re on the go or need a late night bite. Much to the delight of 2 a.m. slice-seekers, Joe Pozzuoli’s 1975 West Village location has spawned three other outposts -- all on busy streets (14th Street in the East Village, Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, and Broadway in Midtown). Yes, it’s a tourist attraction, but it’s hard to find a regular slice that compares. If anything is true New York pizza, it’s Joe’s.
This is the place when all you want are carbs, glorious carbs. The casual, booth-lined Ukrainian diner is like a big comforting cuddle, serving up steaming omelets, golden potato pancakes, and most importantly, heaps of cheese-stuffed pierogi. Breakfast and lunch items are available all day -- so hot latkes will be ready and waiting, no matter the hour: Veselka is just as good at 4am after a night out as it is at noon the next day.