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A definitive list of streets to avoid during the TCS NYC Marathon

It's the beginning of November which can only mean one thing: Thousands of dedicated runners will invade the city’s streets on Sunday, November 6 for the annual TCS New York City Marathon, making their way through a grueling 26.2 mile-course that will take them through all five boroughs. It's one of those somewhat magical events where it feels like the entire city comes together for a positive reason (something we all need this year), and if you want to get in on that, the marathon's official website has a handy spectator guide, with details on where to watch, the route, and more.

As always, with this amazing event comes traffic woes for everyone else looking to navigate the city. This handy list (PDF!) of street closures from the Department of Transportation might not completely save you from stress and headaches, but knowing what areas to avoid will definitely be useful.

The following streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Staten Island

• Bay Street between Richmond Terrace and School Road

• Fingerboard Road between Bay Street and Tompkins Avenue

• Tompkins Avenue between Fingerboard Road and School Road

• School Road between Bay Street and Staten Island Expressway

• Lily Pond Avenue between Staten Island Expressway and McClean Avenue

• McClean Avenue between Lily Pond Avenue and New York Avenue


• Dahlgren Place between Verrazano Bridge and 92nd Street (Northbound)

• 92nd Street between Dahlgren Place and 4th Avenue

• 4th Avenue between 92nd Street and Flatbush Avenue

• Flatbush Avenue between 4th Avenue and Lafayette Avenue

• Lafayette Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue

• Brooklyn Queens Expressway (Southbound) between Verrazano Bridge and 79th Street

• 7th Avenue between 79th Street and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway

• 7th Avenue between 74th and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway

• 74th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue

• 6th Avenue between 74th and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway

• Bay Ridge Parkway between 7th Avenue and 4th Avenue

• Fort Hamilton Parkway between 92nd Street and 94th Street

• 94th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 4th Avenue

• Bedford Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Nassau Avenue

• Nassau Avenue between Bedford Avenue/Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue

• Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue

• Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and McGuiness Boulevard

• McGuiness Boulevard between Greenpoint Avenue and 48th Avenue (Southbound)

• Pulaski Bridge (Southbound)


• 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)


• Queensboro Bridge (Vehicle Entrance Ramp Eastbound)

• East 59th Street between 59th Street Bridge and 1st Avenue

• 1st Avenue between East 59th Street and Willis Avenue Bridge

• 60th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue

• Madison Avenue Bridge

• 5th Avenue between 138th Street and 124th Street

• 124th Street between Madison Avenue and Mount Morris Park West

• Mount Morris Park West between 124th Street between 120th Street

• 120th Street between Mount Morris Park West and 5th Avenue

• 5th Avenue between 120th Street and 90th Street

• 90th Street between 5th Avenue and East Drive (Central Park Southbound)

• East Drive between 90th Street and Grand Army Plaza

• Grand Army Plaza between East Drive and Central Park South

• 59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle/8th Avenue/Central Park West

• Central Park Driveway/8th Avenue Approach to West Drive

• West Drive between 8th Avenue Approach and 96th Street Approach to West Drive

• 96th Street Approach to West Drive

• 67th Street Approach to West Drive


• Willis Avenue Bridge/Willis Avenue

• East 135th Street between Willis Avenue and Alexander Avenue

• Alexander Avenue between East 135th Street and East 138th Street • East 138th Street between Alexander Avenue and Morris Avenue

• Morris Avenue between East 138th Street and East 140th Street

• East 140th Street between Morris Avenue and Rider Avenue

• Rider Avenue between East 140th Street and East 138th Street

• East 138th Street between Rider Avenue and Madison Avenue Bridge