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Now or Never

Don’t miss your last shot to visit these iconic New York institutions before they close for good this year.


Yankee Stadium
River Ave. at 161st St., Bronx; 718-293-4300
Whether or not you consider the current, post-seventies stadium to be the same one Babe Ruth christened with a home run on opening day in 1923, there’s no denying that the southwest corner of 161st and River Avenue has seen some of baseball’s finest moments.


Shea Stadium
123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing; 718-507-6387
While the Yankees are attempting to re-create much of their historic stadium, the Mets are making a clean break from antiquated Shea, with one exception: When Citi Field opens across the parking lot, it'll also include a home-run apple, thanks to fan petitioning.


Astroland
1000 Surf Ave., at W. 10th St., Coney Island, Brooklyn; 718-372-0275
The amusement park got a stay of execution last summer, but this season is shaping up to be its last—at least in its current, kitschy form—before bulldozers roll in.


'Rent'
Nederlander Theater, 208 W. 41st St., at Seventh Ave.; 212-307-4100
After twelve years (and more minutes than we’d prefer to measure), the curtain will come down for good on this East Village–centric musical on September 7—three months later than originally scheduled.


Concerts at McCarren Park Pool
Bedford Ave. at N. 12th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
With plans in the works to renovate the WPA-era pool back into, well, an actual pool, this summer will likely be the last for the concerts it’s hosted since 2006. But fear not, indie rockers! A new riverfront venue is being considered and could be ready in time for summer, 2009.


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