Here They Are — Your Car-Free Street Scenes From Marathon Day

If you can get to the course early enough, marathon Sunday lets you roam freely, for one morning, on some of New York’s most atrocious traffic sewers. Here’s a look at how some people made the most of the car-free time.

If you can’t make it to the course by dawn, in the wake of the marathoners there’s still some time to experience these streets without the stress of traffic:

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