Today we return to the New York City Flushing section of the Borough of Queens for a view of the Shea Stadium parking lot while filed to capacity with 1960s to ’70s cars. Recent coverage here included an image of the Van Wyck Expressway taken on the morning of November 30, 1972, after the Long Island Railroad was shut down due to a strike the previous evening. Today’s lead photo contains some of the many cars parked in the forty-five acre Shea Stadium lot on the very same day.
Shea Stadium which opened in 1964 is an interesting story in itself and was the home of the New York Mets baseball and the New York Jets football teams. After its modern replacement, City Field opened in 2008 it was demolished the following year. In addition to the expandable sectional views of the lead image (below), a 1964 video about the construction and the opening of the Ball Park is included.
Share with us what you find of interest in the photograph courtesy of the Queens Library.