A horde of very fit humans is about to swarm the 34 Street-Hudson Yards subway station. The New York City Marathon is this weekend, and the expo—where runners pick up their bibs—is at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Before the arrival of the new station, runners’ journey to the Expo was much more convoluted, but thanks to the extension of the No. 7 train, the Center is now easily accessible.
Want to catch some of the action? The marathon’s course passes through Manhattan: runners proceed up First Ave. and up into the Bronx, then loop around and travel south on Fifth Ave. to the finish at Central Park. We are really enjoying this read in the New Yorker about how “until 1976, the modern city marathon did not exist. New York changed that.“