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:

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.

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!

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.

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

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