The Marathon returns this Sunday after being cancelled due to Covid last year. The event is usually a boon for local businesses — and it even inspired Levain to reopen its original store to serve all those hungry runners after they finish.
The organizers are trying to keep the finish area in Central Park less crowded and are moving the family reunion area away from the finish line. The race ends around 67th Street, and you can buy tickets for the grandstand, or try to grab a spot on the lead-up to the finish line. The race starts around 9 a.m. for the fastest people, and they tend to finish around 11. But waves of runners will keep coming for many hours.
Here’s the marathon’s guide to watching.
There are many streets that will be closed in the neighborhood. The 20th precinct sent out the following list: