With 50,000 runners estimated to take part in the New York City Marathon, which snakes through Long Island City on Nov. 5, there are a number of street closures in the neighborhood scheduled that day.
Runners will snake through the Pulaski Bridge at mile 13, the halfway point in the race, which connects Greenpoint to Queens. The bridge will be closed to spectators but a cheering section will be stationed near the Queens side of the bridge. For the seventh year in a row, the Queens Center for Progress will hand out kazoos, pompoms, balloons and cowbells to cheering fans.
The following streets will be closed in Long Island City starting at 7 a.m. to allow runners to pass:
• Pulaski Bridge (Southbound)
• 48th Avenue between 11th Street and Vernon Boulevard
• Vernon Boulevard between 48th Avenue and 10th Street
• 10th Street between Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive
• 44th Drive between 10th Street and Hunter Street
• Hunter Street between 44th Drive and Crescent Street
• Crescent Street between Hunter Street and Queens Plaza South
• Queens Plaza South between Crescent Street and 23rd Street
• Queens Plaza North between Crescent Street and 23rd Street
• 23rd Street between Queens Plaza South and Queens Plaza North
• Queensboro Bridge (Eastbound)
Parking on the listed streets will be prohibited, and any unauthorized vehicles can and will be towed away.