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Brooklyn street closures for the New York City marathon this Sunday

Photo by Colin Mixson
File photo by Colin Mixson

This Sunday marks the triumphant return of the New York City marathon to the streets of Brooklyn and the lesser boroughs surrounding it, bringing with it thousands of elite athletes, lots of sweat, and street closures. 

Organizers expect roughly 33,000 participants to pound pavement across the city, starting on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and making their way up Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn for the starting leg of the 26.2 mile journey. 

Streets along the route will remain closed to traffic starting at about 7 am and begin to reopen throughout the afternoon with most streets in Brooklyn expected to be open by 3 pm.

Here’s what you can expect to be closed, and when:

  • Verrazano Bridge (upper level): midnight to 3 pm. 
  • Verrazano Bridge (lower level, Staten Island bound): 7 am to 3 pm. 
  • Verrazano Bridge (lower, level Brooklyn bound): 7 pm to 3 pm. 
  • Fourth Avenue between 92nd Street and Fourth Avenue: 7am to 1:35 pm. 
  • Lafayette Avenue  to Classon Avenue: 8 am to 2:05 pm. 
  • Bedford Avenue from Kosciuszko Street to South 3rd Street: 7:35 am to 2:35 pm. 
  • Manhattan Avenue between Bedford and Greenpoint Avenues: 7:45 am to 2:50 pm. 
  • McGuinness Boulevard, approaching the Pulaski Bridge: 8 am to 3:15 pm. 

Click here to see the full course map. For more information, visit nyrr.org.

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