For a group outing in New York City, find a spot with plenty of room, like the 50,000 seats waiting for you at the new Yankee Stadium. You’ll feel the excitement even from the sidewalk outside, where a sea of Derek Jeter jerseys leads you into the massive concourse. If you’re hungry, a ballpark frank is a classic, but in this new era your crew can also grab sandwiches from Nolita favorite Parm, or steak from fifth-generation butcher Lobel’s.
Once you’re settled into your seats you’ll be talking up the perfect sightlines, which show off the massive centerfield scoreboard and the glowing Kentucky bluegrass below. The game starts, and the knowing crowd will soon be riffing on the opposition. The Bleacher Creatures will get waves from the Yankee defense. The tension builds. You nod to the beer man for another round. You’ve got America’s Pastime and a billion-dollar building that only New York City could produce. Win or lose, you’ll still be soaking in the camaraderie as you file out, with Frank Sinatra over the loudspeakers singing “New York, New York.”
[Photo: Rian Castillo]