On Sunday, 50,ooo people will take to the streets for the New York City Marathon. The race will start in Staten Island, make its way through Brooklyn and into Queens, then across to Manhattan, and into the Bronx. Finally, runners will return to Manhattan, striving for the finish line in Central Park.
We’ll have lots of opportunities to cheer on the runners, and watch our fellow New Yorkers sweat it out, since miles 10-13 will wind through Williamsburg and Greenpoint. The race kicks off at 8:30am, and the Department of Transportation will close roads along the route 9am-6pm on race day.
The Marathon’s official spectator guide calls Greenpoint one of the best places to watch the race, and encourages spectators to line the streets and cheer. The following streets in our neighborhood are along the route and will be closed on Sunday: Continue reading