A Year In New York

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Day 129: Jubilation in Times Square

November 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments

As the presidential election results came in, Joo and I stood on the corner of 43rd Street and 7th Avenue, the edge of Times Square, surrounded by an exultant crowd of people who hadn’t had reason to celebrate in a long time. Most were young and they were of every race, many of them mixed […]

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Tags: Politics · Why I Love This Town

Day 128: Election Morning in Manhattan

November 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

As the sun rose on this November 4, 2008, the most significant Election Day of my life, I pulled my bedroom shade up to see that a long line had formed across the street. This was the queue for my voting station. It stretched almost the length of two city blocks and remained that way […]

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Tags: East Coast v. West Coast · Politics · Why I Love This Town