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Where to watch the America's Cup in NYC

By Jonathan Millstein

New York City will once again have the eyes of the world on it as it hosts the America’s Cup this weekend for the first time since 1920. The most prestigious sailing competition in the world will be holding races this Saturday and Sunday in the Hudson River. Here are the best places you should go to take in all the historic action.

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In preparation for the race, there will be a strictly enforced safety zone where spectators can watch from vessels on the north and south end of the course. Additionally, for those that don’t have their sea legs, the bank of the Hudson River between W. Thames St and Pier 25 in Manhattan, and between Liberty State Park and 2nd St in Jersey City will provide great views of the race.

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty will also be good viewing points.

The main center of the action for spectators, however, will be Battery Park City.

The Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza will be the focal point of the race's festivities with two giant screens giving fans a better view of what's happening out in the water during the races. The Plaza will also be hosting an event village from 11am to 6pm on both days with live performances, merchandise booths, a champagne bar and more.


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