Sunday on the Sidelines


This Sunday, over 45,000 people who are brave/athletic/crazy enough to sign up to run 26.2 miles will be taking to the streets for the 2013 ING New York City Marathon. You might be aware that the course wends its way through all five boroughs, but did you know that more of it takes place in Brooklyn than anywhere else? Find a spot somewhere along the 11-mile stretch between the Verrazano and Pulaski Bridges and take in the spectacle provided by the runners and their vociferous supporters. I’ll be watching from my usual spot in the teens on Fourth Avenue, which I love for its wide streets, its lack of barricades and oppressive crowds, and the live bands playing every couple of blocks. Another bonus is that it’s an early enough point in the race that I can be finished spectating by lunchtime, when I will head over to The Gate’s outdoor space to partake in my own annual tradition: a semi-deserved post-marathon beer. Plan your own Marathon Sunday with the help of the official spectator guide and get ready to be awestruck by some pretty badass New Yorkers. –K.H.

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