Think that just because the World Series is over the self made ticket brokers have given up on trying to make money selling tickets to the games?
Well, think again.
The day after the Yankees edged out the Mets in Game Five of the Subway Series, the website e-bay was abuzz with bids for ticket stubs to the game.
One used ticket stub, which had a face value of $300 before the game,
was again up for sale by
The used tix became all the rage even before the series ended as
prospective stub buyers hung around outside Shea Stadium following Game Three of the
series offering up to $20 a pop for
But ticket stubs arent the only items garnering inflated bids on the site.
A copy of the Daily News from Oct. 17, the day after the Mets clinched the National League Pennant, was up for sale for $9.99.
Unlike the stubs, there were no bidders.FAO Schwartz
While Seinfelds wife, Jessica, anxiously awaited giving birth to the newlyweds' first child, overdue by a few days, Jerry shopped for toys with the same fervor that he bangs out punch lines. But an expectant father named Seinfeld has complications that non-celebrity dads dont, like yada yada fanatics hounding the comic. To avoid the mob scene, sources indicated that "Seinfield took a page out of Michael Jacksons book, and was permitted by management to shop at F.A.O. Schwartz after business hours. Of course in Jerrys case there werent young boys, midgets, or chimps tagging along. Judging by Seinfelds purchases, hell be covered for birthdays and Chanukahs to come for quite awhile."Elementary Confusion
They built the Queens College School for Math, Science and Technology program in temporary buildings on the college campus, and the students came. But following community complaints about the traffic that a permanent, $40 million, 650-seat building would cause, the school of dreams needs a bit of solid grounding.
Officials told QConfidential two different versions on the future of the public school.
QC spokesman Ron Cannava, said the school is "still under review in terms of location." But word from the Board of Education and the Borough Presidents Office said just the opposite: the site is set.
"Its the borough presidents understanding that a site has been chosen, and it has been that way for weeks now," was the word from Dan Andrews, spokesperson for Beep Claire Shulman.
Andrews said Shulman was told within the last month by Queens College officials that the school would be at Reeves Avenue and the Horace Harding Expressway (LIE service road), near the Colleges Fitzgerald Gym and tennis courts.
Terri Thomson, Queens member of the Board of Ed, told QConfidential she also was under the impression that the tennis courts site had been chosen, although she added the site "is not set in stone, although I dont see it changing."
Still, Cannava maintains that the site is not chosen, claiming it is all speculation. "Were still looking," said Cannava.
But the elementary confusion ends with Arthur Alex, president of the Kew Gardens Hills North Homeowners Association, who told QConfidential that "As far as where on campus the school will be located, it will not matter to us we do not want this school in our neighborhood. Period."School Board No Show
NYS Regents Board member Adelaide L. Sanford was a no- show at School Board 29s meeting on Oct. 20th. Sandford was scheduled to be the nights guest speaker, but pulled out of the meeting at the last minute.
Board President Nathaniel Washington told everyone in attendance that Sandford had called the board to cancel her appearance by stating "It would not be healthy for her to attend." The health risk posed by attending the meeting was never specified, however when she was contacted for a comment she simply replied, "I was never scheduled to attend the meeting."
Until the mix up is cleared, we can only hope that the board will invite a more resilient guest speaker in the future, preferably someone who makes a habit of taking their vitamins.GOP 'Til Death
This has a touch of the morbid, but is still pretty funny. We know there are plenty of New Yorkers who are not fond of US Senatorial Candidate/First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. And many theorize that come November 7 people will be voting either for her or against her, not for the Republican candidate Rick Lazio.
But one Long Islander decided to promote their candidate even from the grave. A recent obituary notice read in part: "in lieu of flowers, vote Lazio." Too bad the person couldnt hang around a few weeks more, as it looks as if their one vote could have made a difference!
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