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NYC Marathon will close these Brooklyn streets on Sunday

October 30, 2019 Sara Bosworth
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The leaves are turning, the air is cooling and runners from around the world are pouring into the city’s boundaries, which can only mean one thing: the New York City Marathon is upon us. It starts at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Sure, maybe some of us get more excited about the Brooklyn marathon (me, I’m the only one who gets more excited about the Brooklyn marathon, because I ran the Brooklyn marathon this year. We in the newsroom are very proud.) — but for the rest of the world, the citywide race is the Big One.

It’s so big, in fact, that it will close dozens of streets across the city this year, including in Brooklyn, where runners will complete miles three through 12.

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Here’s where you won’t be able to travel on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. (at the discretion of NYPD).

  • Dahlgren Place between Verrazano Bridge and 92nd Street (northbound)
  • 92nd Street between Dahlgren Place and Fourth Avenue
  • BQE (southbound) between Verrazzano Bridge and 79th Street
  • Gatling Place/79th Street BQE Entrance Ramp between 83rd Street and 79th Street
  • Seventh Avenue (southbound) between 79th Street and 74th Street
  • 74th Street between Sixth Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • Sixth Avenue between 74th Street and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway
  • 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway between Seventh Avenue and Fourth Avenue
  • Fort Hamilton Parkway between 92nd Street and 94th Street
  • 94th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Fourth Avenue
  • Fourth Avenue between 94th Street and Flatbush Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue between Fourth Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
  • Lafayette Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue
  • Bedford Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Nassau Avenue
  • Nassau Avenue between Bedford Avenue/Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue
  • Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue
  • Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard
  • McGuinness Boulevard (southbound) between Greenpoint Avenue and Pulaski Bridge
  • Pulaski Bridge (southbound)

If you’re running, good luck, and this post doesn’t really apply to you. If you’d like to be a spectator, you can use this bizarre map of the full route to choose a vantage point.

Image courtesy of New York City Marathon

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