NYC Marathon CANCELLED In Queens & LIC
THE NYC MARATHON HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS ON POLICE, SANITATION, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER CITY OPERATIONS.
The announcement was made by Mayor Bloomberg in a press conference, where he took some heat for waiting to make the decision to cancel it. Many runners who had already arrived in NYC were disappointed with the announcement.
The NYC Marathon is Sunday, November 4th.
Here is a link to our photo coverage in 2011. We found a number of good places to watch the NYC Marathon in Queens. Here is a link to our NYC Marathon in Queens section, providing you with photos and reports in prior years.
Click the photo to your left for a map showing the NYC Marathon route through Queens & Long Island City LIC. Or click here for a report on the best places to watch the NYC Marathon in Queens.
Best Times To Watch The NYC Marathon in Queens
The NYC Marathon begins at 8.30 am at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. The NYC Marathon begins in waves of 5 - 10 minute increments for the first half hour or so, and then in massive waves every 30 minutes, with the last wave leaving the starting line at 10.55 am.
Best Places To Watch The NYC Marathon In Queens
Queens is fairly close to being the half way mark of the race. And there's plenty of space for watchers along the route described below. The most crowded street is Vernon Blvd, mostly because the sidewalks are regularly sized for a neighborhood, and hence do not provide ample capacity for the influx of people who come to watch the NYC Marathon in Long Island City LIC section of Queens.
So for a first time out you might want to either get to Vernon or the off ramp of the Pulaski Bridge early, or hike up to 44th Drive, where the street widens and the walkways have - to date - provided ample viewing room for those wishing to watch the NYC Marathon in Queens. The photo to your left was taken at a place to watch the NYC Marathon in LIC Queens along 44th Drive.
NYC Marathon Route Through LIC & Queens
The NYC Marathon comes through Long Island City LIC in Queens, first over the Pulaski Bridge, then a quick left and right onto Vernon Blvd, another right up 44th Drive and then a left onto 25th Street before the runners leave the borough across the Queens Borough Bridge. There are water stations situated along both Vernon Blvd and 25th Street.
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