8. Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Miles 10-13)

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After a heavy bout of cheering, you might want to consider fueling up. Almost at the midway point of the race, miles 10-13 of the marathon tend to be a bit quieter. However, they’re located along streets filled with a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. Take a moment to grab a light snack or a sit-down meal, before runners make their way across the Pulaski Bridge and into Queens.