New York City Marathon is on for Sunday
NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy has caused the postponement of the Brooklyn Nets' first NBA regular-season game at Barclays Center, but it won't stop the New York City marathon.
The NBA has agreed to reschedule tonight's game between the Nets and visiting New York Knicks. The Barclays Center sits above a subway station and commuter rail terminal that have been affected by flooding from the storm, making it difficult, at best, for fans to get to the game.
The Knicks are now slated to open their season at home Friday night against the Miami Heat. The Nets are scheduled to host Toronto on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the marathon will go on as planned Sunday. Marathon organizers had been moving forward with planning but awaited final word from the city about whether holding the race would be safe and viable with flooding, power outages and transit shutdowns still afflicting the five boroughs.