Eyes on the Street: Obama Takes Manhattan

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A scene from Midtown early this morning, after Barack Obama was named president-elect.

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On the A downtown from Inwood, new passengers were welcomed with screams and cheers at every stop. It was standing room only by the time the train reached 42 Street.

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New Yorkers lined the sidewalks in Times Square. Cars rolled through slowly, drivers honking, with passengers hanging from windows waving Obama signs.

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Unlike Times Square, by 2 a.m. NBC’s "Election Plaza" at Rockefeller Center had pretty much cleared out.

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Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7: Brad Aaron
Photo 6: Jennifer Aaron

  • I didn’t even have to leave my apartment to hear the cheering. It erupted into the courtyard.

  • Allen

    What a great night!

  • Thank you for posting this. I had a great time at home with friends and family, but I did very much want to see the celebrations on the streets of NYC–but it was impractical to get anywhere hot like Union or Times Square.

    Sure, I’ve seen a few great NYC Election Night pics in the mainstream media, but in this post, Streetsblog of course shows it from more the perspective I would have had. I’m still on a cloud.

  • Also, any other streetsbloggers/readers have the crazy realization, “Hey! Car horns are music to my ears!”?

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