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New York City - Marathon This Sunday. Street Closures

Published on: November 1, 2008 08:29 PM
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The Verrazano Bridge will be closed on Saturday night to prepare for the New York City Marathon. (AP)The Verrazano Bridge will be closed on Saturday night to prepare for the New York City Marathon. (AP)

New York City - Don’t plan on driving to in some areas in new york city tomorrow.

During this year’s New York City Marathon, the closures will begin even earlier than usual, due in part to the size and scope of the event. The race, which will include a staggered starting line that sends runners off in waves, has a different approach than in years past.

You will find many street closures and detours because of the marathon on Sunday.

Heavy traffic is expected throughout the city all day. Mass transit is strongly recommended.

Truck traffic will be detoured off the westbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway at the Hamilton Avenue exit.

Parking is prohibited on both sides of 1st Avenue from 59th Street north to the Willis Avenue Bridge and on 5th Avenue from 138th Street to 89th Street and on both sides of 59th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue. In addition, there is no parking on Central Park West from 59th Street to 79th Street.

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Bridges will be closed at the following times:

Verrazano Bridge - Upper level (both ways) 11 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Lower level (west to Staten Island) 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lower level (Brooklyn-bound only) 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pulaski Bridge - (both ways) 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Queensboro Bridge - Upper level (both ways) Open all day to cars and buses, but closed to all trucks.
Lower level (Manhattan-bound) 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lower level (Queens-bound) 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Willis Avenue Bridge - (both ways) 5 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Madison Avenue Bridge - (both ways) 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

In addition to the closures on the Queensboro Bridge, the exit ramp to 60th Street will also be closed.

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The Marathon’s route is:

Staten Island
Verrazano Bridge into (mile 2)

Brooklyn
92nd St. onto (mile 3) 4th Avenue & 83rd St. (mile 4) 4th & 64 St. (mile 5) 4th & 44St (mile 6) 4th & 23St (mile 7) 4th & 5St. (mile 8) Ashland Place (mile 9) Lafayette & Classon Ave (mile 10) Bedford Ave & Lynch St (mile 11) Bedford Ave & South 3rd St (mile 12) Manhattan Ave f/o #645 (mile 13) Start of Pulaski bridge

Queens
(mile 14) Vernon Blvd & 45 Ave (mile 15) Queensboro Bridge Manhattan (mile 16) QB Bridge to Manhattan side

Manhattan

(mile 17) 1st Ave & 75 St (mile 18) 1st Ave & 95 St (mile 19) 1st Ave & 115 St (mile 20)

Bronx
(mile 20) Willis Ave Bridge

Manhattan

(mile 21) Madison Ave Bridge (mile 22) 5th Ave & 120 St (mile 23) 5th Ave & 90 St (mile 24) East Drive & 84 St (mile 25) East Drive & 66 St (mile 26) West Drive & 62 Street.


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 Nov 01, 2008 at 08:47 PM Abba Says:

if you get tired in middle of the marathon gan you stop running

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 Nov 01, 2008 at 09:20 PM Anonymous Says:

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Abba Says:

if you get tired in middle of the marathon gan you stop running

Before you are accepted to run you have to run a few smaller marathon during the year.

3

 Nov 01, 2008 at 11:01 PM Anonymous Says:

How can one go from Lakewood to Brooklyn tom?? Anyone know?

4

 Nov 01, 2008 at 11:22 PM shlomo Says:

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Anonymous Says:

How can one go from Lakewood to Brooklyn tom?? Anyone know?

take either the 9 or the garden state pkwy to the turnpike to the holland tunnel to the west side highway to the battery tunnel or the brooklyn bridge (don't know about traffic on bridge)

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 Nov 02, 2008 at 08:20 AM Anonymous Says:

give up the car.

6

 Nov 02, 2008 at 08:14 AM mewhoze Says:

cant they just run in circles at a football field?
we canjust give the prizes to the kenyan folks who win every year.

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 Nov 02, 2008 at 10:42 AM Moshie Says:

Pritzus!! Why must we be exposed to so many scantily clad goyim?

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 Nov 02, 2008 at 11:43 AM Anonymous Says:

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Moshie Says:

Pritzus!! Why must we be exposed to so many scantily clad goyim?

don't look

9

 Nov 02, 2008 at 12:49 PM grisha Says:

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Moshie Says:

Pritzus!! Why must we be exposed to so many scantily clad goyim?

put away youre binoculars.

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 Nov 02, 2008 at 12:46 PM ziggy Says:

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Moshie Says:

Pritzus!! Why must we be exposed to so many scantily clad goyim?

there are plenty of yiddisha viber that are out there running.

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 Nov 02, 2008 at 02:05 PM Anonymous Says:

It's crazy to deny access to Brooklyn from N.J. (via Staten Island and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge)for such nonsense as a marathon. They can have a marathon somewhere else where they won't be inconveniencing so many people.

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 Nov 02, 2008 at 02:11 PM Anonymous Says:

"Moshie Says:
“ Pritzus!! Why must we be exposed to so many scantily clad goyim? ”

Er, could it be because even here in the NY Metro area, one of the world's largest Jewish communities, we are still only a small minority and do not have the power to impose Moshe's standards on everybody else?

Besides, this run seems to come nowhere near any frum communities like BP, Willy, Flatbush, CH, etc.

If you don't want to see the "scantily clad goyim," DON'T LOOK.

13

 Nov 02, 2008 at 03:19 PM Anonymous Says:

I am planing to leave monsey at 4:30pm going to willamsburg will i have any Street Closures on my way???

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 Nov 02, 2008 at 05:04 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It's crazy to deny access to Brooklyn from N.J. (via Staten Island and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge)for such nonsense as a marathon. They can have a marathon somewhere else where they won't be inconveniencing so many people.

The marathon brings in MILLIONS of dollars annually to the city. For one day I hope you could drive a little out of your way. Bloomie takes enough of our hard earned money.

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 Nov 01, 2009 at 10:59 AM Bill B Says:

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Moshie Says:

Pritzus!! Why must we be exposed to so many scantily clad goyim?

Because you hapen to be on the route of a great race in a free country.

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