The race starts in Staten Island near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which takes the runners to Brooklyn. In Brooklyn the runners pass through several neighborhoods, and then continue on to Queens, where the runners take the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan. The runners continue north to the Bronx, and finally end in Manhattan, where the finish line is located in Central Park. This year, the 42-kilometer (26-miles) race will take place on November 4th, 2012. Almost 50,000 runners will compete, and it is estimated that there’ll be more than 2 million people watching the race in the different boroughs.
Whether you’re one of the lucky people who acquired a spot in the marathon, or you’re just coming to New York to cheer on the runners, you’ll be looking for a place to stay. Our New York City vacation rentals and Bed & Breakfasts offer all the amenities you’re used to having at home, as well as the chance to experience the city like a local!
If you’re going to run the NYC marathon, you’ll need a nice quiet bedroom with a good bed to be well rested before you start the race. Furthermore, you’ll want to have access to a fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare the healthy meals you need to retain your strength! Our rentals offer all this and more, such as your own laundry facilities and internet access to look up last-minute details or tips about the race. If you’re coming with friends and family to cheer on the runners, a vacation rental can also be a real money saver since you’re paying for the apartment, not for the number of people staying in it!
To give you an idea of the apartments that are a perfect fit for the New York City Marathon, we’ve selected three apartments with top locations in the neighborhoods the marathon passes through!
4-bedroom Vacation Rental in Clinton Hill, Brooklynduplex vacation rental in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn is ideal for larger groups of friends or family. The apartment is located on the top two floors of a typical Brooklyn townhouse. The elegant furnishings reflect the history of the building and neighborhood. The living room of the apartment features high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors. It is a perfect place to relax after a run or a day of exploring the city. The apartment also contains a fully equipped open kitchen with a kitchen island and granite countertops. The four bedrooms and classic bathroom are located on the top floor of the townhouse.
Clinton Hill is one of the neighborhoods the NYC Marathon passes through, and located centrally in Brooklyn. You’ll find many other gorgeous townhouses in the area, as well as many shops, restaurants and bars. Getting to Manhattan is also easy, with a subway station just 6 blocks away from the apartment.
3-bedroom Vacation Rental in Harlem, Manhattan
The apartment is located just two blocks away from Marcus Garvey Park, and Central Park is just a short run away. For the non-runners, there is also a subway station with access to both local and express trains just 5 blocks away. Because the apartment is on the east side of Manhattan, you’ll be able to experience the marathon up close!
2-bedroom Bed & Breakfast in Morningside Heights, Manhattan
These three apartments are just a sample of our New York City apartments, so if you’re looking for something more specific be sure to have a look!
Of course, there is also much to see and do in New York City unrelated to the marathon, so you might consider coming a bit early or staying a little longer to enjoy everything the city has to offer!
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