Election Night in NYC

I did. Earlier this morning.

I did. Earlier this morning.

I voted in the early morning, but waited until the end of the day to take a shot. I didn't want to intimidate my neighbors.

I voted in the early morning, but waited until the end of the day to take a shot. I didn't want to intimidate my neighbors.

Political parking lot in Downtown Brooklyn

Political parking lot in Downtown Brooklyn

Outside Clinton's Campaign headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn.

Outside Clinton's Campaign headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn.

A TV news crew set up at the intersection of Clinton and President streets in Cobble Hill

A TV news crew set up at the intersection of Clinton and President streets in Cobble Hill

Passers-by took snapshots of the street signs at the intersection of Clinton and President

Passers-by took snapshots of the street signs at the intersection of Clinton and President

Passers-by took snapshots of the street signs at the intersection of Clinton and President

Passers-by took snapshots of the street signs at the intersection of Clinton and President

Passers-by took snapshots of the street signs at the intersection of Clinton and PresidentPassers-by took snapshots of the street signs at the intersection of Clinton and President

Passers-by took snapshots of the street signs at the intersection of Clinton and President

All's quiet at Trump World Tower

All's quiet at Trump World Tower

An old man in a Grand Dragon of Ukraine shirt stood along the barricade at Trump Tower

An old man in a Grand Dragon of Ukraine shirt stood along the barricade at Trump Tower

NYPD and the DEP built a wall of trucks filled with sand around Trump Tower

NYPD and the DEP built a wall of trucks filled with sand around Trump Tower

NYPD and the DEP built a wall of trucks filled with sand around Trump Tower

NYPD and the DEP built a wall of trucks filled with sand around Trump Tower

Outside Trump Tower

Outside Trump Tower

Ambulance drivers sounded a siren in support of Trump

Ambulance drivers sounded a siren in support of Trump

A mariachi band performed as close to Trump Tower as the NYPD would let them.

A mariachi band performed as close to Trump Tower as the NYPD would let them.

After NYPD escorted them down the street, the mariachi continued to play

After NYPD escorted them down the street, the mariachi continued to play

After NYPD escorted them down the street, the mariachi continued to play

After NYPD escorted them down the street, the mariachi continued to play

Mariachi posed at the DEP wall

Mariachi posed at the DEP wall

NYPD Counterterrorism was on the scene

NYPD Counterterrorism was on the scene

Columbia's marching band passed by playing an instrumental of Ceelo's "Fuck You"

Columbia's marching band passed by playing an instrumental of Ceelo's "Fuck You"

NYPD restricted street crossings near Trump Tower

NYPD restricted street crossings near Trump Tower

Reporters from around the world gathered outside of the midtown Hilton, where Trump supporters rallied

Reporters from around the world gathered outside of the midtown Hilton, where Trump supporters rallied

Reporters from around the world gathered outside of the midtown Hilton, where Trump supporters rallied

Reporters from around the world gathered outside of the midtown Hilton, where Trump supporters rallied

Sorting out the technical stuff, or in disbelief that Trump was winning votes, I don't know.

Sorting out the technical stuff, or in disbelief that Trump was winning votes, I don't know.

Telemundo's transmitter

Telemundo's transmitter

Reporters from around the world gathered outside of the midtown Hilton, where Trump supporters rallied

Reporters from around the world gathered outside of the midtown Hilton, where Trump supporters rallied

Reporters from around the world gathered outside of the midtown Hilton, where Trump supporters rallied

Reporters from around the world gathered outside of the midtown Hilton, where Trump supporters rallied

Fox News broadcast over times square

Fox News broadcast over times square

d-bag in limo

Some guy hanging out of his limo

Times Square

Times Square

Bill O'Reilly predicting the outcome tonight.

Bill O'Reilly predicting the outcome tonight.

Bill O'Reilly predicting the outcome tonight.

Bill O'Reilly predicting the outcome tonight.

Times Square

Times Square

Trump performer leering at desnudas in Times Square

Trump performer leering at desnudas in Times Square

Trump performer under the Fox News broadcast in Times Square

Trump performer under the Fox News broadcast in Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

I feel bad for Megyn Kelly, having to watch this happen.

I feel bad for Megyn Kelly, having to watch this happen.

Numbers coming in via Fox News

Numbers coming in via Fox News

NYPD getting chatty, evangelicals holding the line.

NYPD getting chatty, evangelicals holding the line.

Women observe a Trump performer in Times Square

Women observe a Trump performer in Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Watching the results trickle in at Times Square

Symbolic lighting on the Empire State Building

Symbolic lighting on the Empire State Building

Residents in DUMBO watch election results on TV

Residents in DUMBO watch election results on TV

Residents in DUMBO watch election results on TV

Residents in DUMBO watch election results on TV

Residents in DUMBO watch election results on TV

Residents in DUMBO watch election results on TV

I met up with fearful foreign friends to see what would be the finale, Florida's vote, Giuliani praising the day.

I met up with fearful foreign friends to see what would be the finale, Florida's vote, Giuliani praising the day.

November 8, 2016

As I pedaled around town, I saw:

  • Hopeful women snapping shots of the street signs at the intersection of Clinton and President in Cobble Hill.
  • Minimal security outside HRC's Campaign HQ in Downtown Brooklyn, a wall built by NYPD and DEP around Trump Tower.
  • A Grand Dragon hanging out on the barricade and a mariachi band passing by Trump Tower.
  • Confused reporters outside the Hilton where Trump's supporters gathered.
  • In Times Square, a quiet crowd watching jumbo screens while desnudas in red, white and blue walked around with a man in a Trump mask leering at them.
  • From the Manhattan Bridge, people in their apartments were all watching the same event on different channels.
  • Back in Brooklyn, silence when Florida was called for Trump and the contest was declared over.

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