For all of you "straphangers" out there who take the 7 train to Queens to see the Mets:
So on Tuesday, transit officials informed the Mets that when the subway station (currently named after the team’s former home, the now-demolished Shea Stadium) was rechristened, it would not actually use the name of the new ballpark.
Instead, the station, on the No. 7 line, will be called simply Mets/Willets Point. New signs will go up soon replacing the old signs, which say Willets Point/Shea Stadium. The nearby Long Island Rail Road station will be renamed in the same way.
For New Yorkers who are passionate for public transportation and baseball stadiums, todays news is sure to get you going. If not, at least it was an excuse to use the word
"straphanger". Roma Torre of NY1 would be proud.
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