The marathon route is largely untouched by Sandy. Yes, there's a lot of destruction in close proximity to the starting line which is at the foot of the Verazzano Narrows Bridge in Staten Island. The other spot is the Pulaski Bridge between Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Long Island City, Queens. This is roughly the halfway point and not far from where I live. There was substantial flooding here but McGuiness Boulevard is largely clear and by the time the runners would have arrived at the area flooded, they would already be well above ground level on the ramp to the bridge.
I think tempers were flaring today, but power's back on in many lower Manhattan neighborhoods, and power should be back in large swaths of the outer boroughs tomorrow. A lot of subway lines are going to come back online tomorrow. Gas is on the way.
I have very mixed feelings about cancelling the marathon. I know my fellow New Yorkers are hurting but the marathon really represents the best of our city. You really have to experience it to believe it but it is a great day.
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