New York City is the world’s undisputed sports champion, with professional teams playing in every type of game you could want to watch. It’s the place where moments like the famous “Shot Heard ’Round the World” and Willis Reed’s limping out onto the court in the NBA Finals were etched into history, and where the world’s best athletes compete in marquee annual events like the US Open Tennis Championships and the New York City Marathon.
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New York Yankees Home field: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx (tickets) Who they are: The Bronx Bombers; winners of 27 World Series and wearers of classic pinstriped uniforms; the team of Joltin’ Joe, The Mick, The Babe and many more evocatively nicknamed all-time greats. What’s going on: The days of the Yankees flexing their financial muscle on the free-agent market have been in retrograde the past two off-seasons. Why you should go: Well, for one thing, they're the New York Yankees. How to get there: Take the B, D or 4 train up to 161st St–Yankee Stadium; the stop is right in front of the ballpark. What to eat: The favorites are fairly clear-cut: Parm, for chicken or meatball subs, and Lobel’s, for carved steak sandwiches. NYC SPORTS nyc baseball guide Check out the rest of our coverage for every local team.
The four-mile New Year's Eve run (what better way to kick off those resolutions?) starts at the stroke of midnight at the first sight of fireworks; consider the pre-race dancing and costume parade and contest to be evening-appropriate handicaps. For more information, visit nyrr.org.