A runner sees a lot in 26.2 miles. Especially if she’s making her way through one of the most diverse cities in the world. While thousands of New Yorkers cram near the finish line of the ING New York City Marathon each year, more line the sidewalks in their own neighborhoods to share cheer and community pride with runners from around the world. This means each of the 26.2 marathon miles is different for more than terrain. In the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn yesterday, runners were treated to the theme song from “Rocky” by the Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Band, gospel music from the Emmanuel Baptist Church Choir, and party classics from the D.J. at neighborhood residents Tim Stoenner and Kathy Urbina’s annual sidewalk bash. Click on the photo collage above to see what runners saw in just 5,280 feet–on the shady stretch of Lafayette Avenue between mile-markers eight and nine.