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Map: The Best Places to Watch the NYC Marathon

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Under the Queensboro Bridge? At the Brooklyn Academy of Music? The finish line? Tell us where you’re watching the marathon this Sunday, and why.

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Understanding the Why, Runners Upset Over When Race Was Called Off

Saturday, November 03, 2012

The drive in Central Park was packed Saturday morning with the usual: people walking their dogs, kids playing, bikers and runners — lots and lots of runners.

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Amid Growing Criticism, NYC Marathon is Canceled

Friday, November 02, 2012

The ING New York City Marathon has been canceled amid growing criticism from those who felt the city should focus its efforts on cleanup and rebuilding in the wake of Sandy.

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It's A Free Country ®

Opinion: Marathon Cancelled, but Damage to Bloomberg's Rep is Done

Friday, November 02, 2012

That it took until 5 p.m. Friday to cancel the marathon is an insult.

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The Takeaway

New York City Marathon Will Go on as Planned

Friday, November 02, 2012

Even as New York gets back on its feet after the storm, tens of thousands of runners have begun descending on the city to take part in the world’s largest marathon on Sunday. Many runners say the event's economic boost — and spirit of celebration — is just what the city needs. But not everyone agrees. Alicia Feghhi is member of the Clifton Road Runners.  Though she lost power in her home, she was initially still planning to run the marathon -- her first.  Now she says, the race should be canceled. Mary Elizabeth Williams, staff writer for Salon is running the marathon this weekend -- also for the first time.  A cancer survivor, she's trained with and raised money for other cancer patients and their families.  She's saddened by the backlash against the race.

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Fine Tuning 26.2 Miles Over a Year

Saturday, March 17, 2012

On Sunday, nearly 15,000 runners will run through the streets of Manhattan for the NYC Half marathon. For organizers, it will be a dress rehearsal of sorts for its larger running spectacle: the ING NYC Marathon in November.



Mayor Says NYC Marathon Should Foot Police Costs

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg had no apologies for the organizers of the New York City Marathon, who say they have to raise entry fees because the New York City Police Department is going to start charging them for event security.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Lima's Public Transpo System is a "Killing Machine," Two Domestic Airlines Now Using Biofuels, Capital Bikeshare Expanding This Week

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Top stories on TN:

Mica: the Northeast Corridor must be our high-speed rail priority, and Amtrak can keep it. (Link)

A graphic rendering of Boston bus speeds (image courtesy of Bostonography)

Lima's public transportation system is a "killing machine;" the mayor has vowed reform. (AP)

Two domestic carriers are now using biofuels on some flights. (NPR)

Chicago is installing new cars on the 'El' train. (WBEZ)

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is set to mark up a two-year highway and transit bill today. (Politico)

It looks like the NYC DOT won't be installing a two-way bike lane along Plaza Street in Brooklyn. (NY Daily News)

Why are America's roads so bad? Because the network was built to withstand cars, not heavy trucks. (Gizmodo)

DC's Capital Bikeshare is expanding. (Washington Post)

A ballot measure on tolling and light rail in Washington State is too close to call. (Seattle Times)

Durham County (NC) passed a sales tax to pay for public transit expansion. (Herald Sun)

A new study says biking can save cities billions of dollars in health costs. (Good)

Want to the see the MTA's time-lapse video of the NYC Marathon? Check it out here.

Cartographers are using Boston's real-time bus location data to depict bus speeds (image above). "As you can see, most of the MBTA system would be toast if faced with the classic Speed scenario." (Bostonography)


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Central Park Trees Cleared as City Sets Up for Marathon

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Runners in the New York City Marathon on Sunday will have a clear path through Central Park now that workers have cleared the roads of thousands of branches and trees that were downed by last weekend's nor'easter.