Let’s face it, we are never going to run in the ING New York City Marathon because we’re too lazy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a cozy spot on the course and cheer for the thousands of runners made of steel. Here are some cool places to applaud them:
9 The runners will be passing through on Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue, which is a perfect spot to grab some brunch along hipster central and cheer them on.
9 Anywhere on First Avenue, on the Upper East Side, is great because there are loads of people at bars applauding the runners—meaning you can get your drink on, too!
9 We’ve heard that 138th Street (mile 20) in the Bronx is the spot where runners are most tired and need the most support because the crowds are smaller.
9 Instead of cheering them at the finish line, head over to Fifth Avenue at Central Park South. Your motivation here can help the runners score a better time! First wave begins at 9:40 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 4, 9 a.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 31, 2012