One of the best New York City events takes place this weekend: the NYC Marathon. With an expected 50,000 runners participating in the race on Sunday, and thousands more cheering on the sidelines, you can definitely expect some transit and traffic disruptions. The marathon kicks of 8:30 a.m. in Staten Island and ends in Central Park. In addition to typical subway delays and reroutes (or just a total lack of service), the MTA is also closing the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on Nov. 4 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you need help getting to the event on Sunday, check out the Marathon Subway Map from the MTA. And ahead, find the rest of the subway service changes planned for this weekend.
New York City Marathon
The marathon in the early ’80s, via NYC Parks
The New York City Marathon, taking place this Sunday, November 4th, is the world’s largest marathon, and this year it will bring together more than 51,000 runners from over 120 countries, plus hundreds of thousands of spectators. It wasn’t always this way, though. Started by the New York Road Runners Club in 1970, the race began as a few loops around Central Park with just over 100 runners. But the passion of its founders, coupled with the spirit of the city, grew the marathon into an event that generates $415 million for New York. In honor of the upcoming 2017 Marathon, 6sqft is taking a look back at the history of the race, its greatest moments, and what’s in store for this year.