The route for the Olympic torch relay in New York City has been announced and the torch, which will have had stops in L.A., Atlanta, and St. Louis before coming to NY, while be handed off at the start in Queens this Saturday. Mayor Bloomberg said:

On June 19th, when the Olympic Torch leaves Athens Square Park and travels through New York City’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods, it will be as if it were passing through whole different countries, scattered around the globe. I encourage all New Yorkers to come out along the route and celebrate the excitement of the Olympic Torch Relay as it continues its worldwide journey to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

The Olympic Flame (capitalized, don't you know) will be hitting all the boroughs, winding through a number of neighborhoods and by landmarks, like the Fort Green Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Richmond County Ballpark, Greek Consulate, Statue of Liberty, the U.N., ending in Times Square. You can see a list of some of the locations and times the torch is expected to be seen after the jump or by looking at the torch relay route here. Gothamist has heard that while Mayor Bloomberg will be at the torch relay, we're not sure if he's wearing the snazzy Olympic relay jumpsuit. More about who will be carrying the torch in NYC here.

Gothamist saw the pictures of the torch being passed around L.A., by different Olympians and celebrities, like Sylvester Stallone, Ellen DeGeneres, and Tom Cruisewho gave writers legal opportunity to have the words "Tom Cruise" and "flaming" in the same sentence. [Related: Defamer says no to "flaming jokes" for Ryan Seacrest and his torch carrying.]

Athens Square Park
30th Street & 30th Avenue 10:30AM
Broadway & Steinway Street 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Reiff Playground
Fresh Pond Road & 59th Drive 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Fort Greene Park
Myrtle Avenue & Washington Park 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Broadway & Chambers Street 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Richmond County Ballpark 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Chelsea Piers
West Side Highway & 23rd Street 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Bryant Park
6th Avenue & 41st Street 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Columbus Circle
Central Park South & 59th Street 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Frederick Douglas Circle
Frederick Douglas Blvd & Central Park North 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Yankee Stadium 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Duke Ellington Circle
5th Avenue & 110th Street 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Greek Consulate
5th Avenue & 79th Street 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Grand Army Plaza
5th Avenue & 59th Street 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Rockefeller Center
5th Avenue & 51st Street 7:30PM - 8:30PM
5th Avenue & 42nd Street 9:00PM -10:00PM
Times Square 10:00PM - 11:00PM

To download a map of the route, log onto the City’s website at www.nyc.gov. As June 19th approaches, more information about specific events will be available online or by calling 311 (outside NYC 212-NEW-YORK). Visit the ATHENS 2004 Olympic web site for more general information about the worldwide relay at . Além, an event management company, manages the ATHENS 2004 Global Torch Relay worldwide.