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04/16/2013 11:57 am ET Updated Jun 16, 2013

Memories Of The New York City Marathon : The New Yorker

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02:  The New Yorker writer Susan Orlean attends the 2010 New Yorker Festival at Le Poisson Rouge on Octobe
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: The New Yorker writer Susan Orlean attends the 2010 New Yorker Festival at Le Poisson Rouge on October 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

What I remember the most is the cookies. This was someplace in the Bronx, on a street with beat-up buildings and chipped sidewalks, but, like everywhere on the New York City Marathon route, it was lined with people.

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