The new Yankees-E. 153rd St. Metro-North stop is set to open early and on budget, according to the MTA. As I explain over at Second Ave. Sagas, the station, serving Yankee Stadium with extra trains on game days and the South Bronx at all times, will open on May 23 when the Yankees take on the World Series Champion Phillies at the Stadium. Metro-North anticipates around 10,000 fans per game through the station, and I’d imagine the originally published fares will increase when the MTA enacts its May 31 fare hikes.
In other new stadium news, Nathan’s and the Yankees signed a ten-year deal yesterday. Hot dogs and crinkle cut fries from the famous Coney Island-based dog stand will find an outlet in the Bronx for the next decade.