Best spots in Brooklyn to Watch Marathon
Brooklyn- Miles 2-4
The first place to cheer is along Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge. Take the R train at the Bay Ridge stop.
- There are plenty of coffee shops in the area, or head for Lock Yard, a beer garden, for a craft beer and a burger.
Brooklyn – Mile 6-8
Live entertainment greets runners coming off of Fourth Avenue into Ft. Greene. Take just about any subway to the Atlantic Avenue stop. The biggest crowds are at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue, but you’ll find good viewing spots along Lafayette.
- When you get hungry, it’s a few blocks to the Dekalb Market Hall, a fab indoor food court with about 40 popular local vendors (no national chains), including the overstuffed sandwiches of Katz’s Deli.
Brooklyn – Miles 10-13
This section spans Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
For Williamsburg, take the L to Bedford Avenue in Willamsburg, and join the cheering crowds.
- Good spots to take a break are at Pies ‘n’ Thighs and Radegast Hall beer garden, a top spot for Oktoberfest.
- You’ll find another cavernous beer hall here, Spritzenhaus33
Best Spot in Queens to Watch Marathon
Queens – Miles 13-15
This is the halfway point for runners, in Long Island City. Take the 7 train to Vernon-Jackson or the G to 21 Street-Van Alst to support them as they come off the Pulaski Bridge.
- Restaurants here tend to be small, family-owned affairs, so either plan to wait on line or head for another cavernous beerhall, Bierocracy, with long communal tables and a friendly vibe.