The Mets are going to some serious lengths to create some offense—or maybe, more modest lengths? In any case, right field fence is being moved in anywhere from 3 to 11 feet for next season. And General Manager Sandy Alderson thinks it’ll help the hitters psychologically as they swing for the fences. The Post reports that the new dimensions would mean 17 more Mets home runs last year, based on where balls landed.
New York’s pedestrian safety initiatives are becoming more visible. Fourteen more major streets’ speed limits are being dropped from 30 to 25 mph over the next few months. Jerome Ave in the Bronx just dropped down to 25 yesterday, and WFUV was there to cover it.
Yesterday’s planned performance of the New York Philharmonic at Van Cortlandt Park was rained out, but for those still looking for a bit of piano in the park can find it at Madison Square Park in Manhattan tonight. Famed French jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson plays in a quartet there from 7-8:30. Admission is free.
A community grocery in Park Slope, Brooklyn announced Tuesday that it will not stop selling products from Israel to protest the nation’s policies towards Palestine.