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PORT AUTHORITY PARTNERS AND WORLD TRADE CENTER TENANTS AND VENDORS TO HOST SUBWAY SERIES VIEWING PARTY ON WTC PLAZA FOR UPCOMING METS-YANKEES GAME

Date: Jul 12, 2018
Press Release Number: 111-2018

Event on July 21 is part of agency’s ongoing initiatives to evolve campus Into dynamic community, pedestrian friendly space in Lower Manhattan

Building on its ongoing initiatives to transform the World Trade Center into a living, breathing campus, the Port Authority today announced that it will sponsor a Subway Series viewing party on the 2 World Trade Center Plaza on July 21 featuring the Mets and Yankees squaring off for the bragging rights to New York City.

The event, a partnership between the Port Authority, World Trade Center stakeholders, tenants and vendors, will begin at noon, an hour before the game’s first pitch. It will include a DJ, mascots from both teams’ minor league affiliates and food and beverages for sale.

The idea for the viewing party was conceived from the fact that 4 World Trade Center tenant, SNY, and One World Observatory operator Legends, have connections to the two New York major league baseball teams. In addition to those stakeholders, others who are assisting with the event include the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, The Durst Organization, Silverstein Properties, The Westfield Group, Millenium Hilton, South Street Seaport Museum, Eataly, Choza, and the Food Truck Association.

“We work closely with the 9/11 Museum to maintain the WTC site as a place of profound remembrance. But we also are continuing the transformation of the World Trade Center campus into a dynamic, welcoming space that will serve as an anchor for the Lower Manhattan community for many decades to come,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “And while the Mets season hasn’t gone as well as my son and myself would have hoped, I’m predicting the crosstown series rivalry will be intense and competitive. My heart, of course, gives the edge to the Mets in this game.”

This latest venture continues the Port Authority’s efforts to greatly enhance the site’s aesthetics, pedestrian flow and connections to the downtown community.

Adjacent to the 2 World Trade Center Plaza where the viewing party is being held, the Port Authority and Silverstein Properties recently completed a project in which local artists began to display their work on the corrugated metal barriers that surround the site of the future tower.

And last month, also on the same plaza space, the World Trade Center Farmer’s Market opened for its second season, providing farmers from throughout New York State with the opportunity to sell fresh fruits and vegetables and other items. On the same plaza, the popular movie nights also have resumed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the second weekend of each month, providing residents and visitors with a free entertainment option.

The Port Authority also recently completed the paving of Liberty Street between Church and Greenwich streets. The agency also has enhanced the fence line and barriers around the Site 5 parcel to make the area more customer friendly. The new fence wrapping includes wayfinding and landmark identification signs to assist visitors and others.

Work also is under way to reopen Cortlandt and Dey streets, which were closed more than half a century ago when the original World Trade Center site was built.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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