Thursday, November 6, 2008

Reliving Tuesday night, when people broke out into song ("We are the Champions," no less) in the streets

Finally getting back to Tuesday night when, as you read exclusively here first, Barack Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States.

I stopped by the usual places in the neighborhood during the evening. I went by Sophie's too -- and the place was full. Good for them. I've never seen the old place so crowded. Lots of longtime regulars were there. Like Caveman and Freddy. Freddy had been in his native Puerto Rico in recent times. He was telling people that he came back just to vote in New York. Anyway, there were balloons and food. Couldn't stay long, though -- nowhere to sit. Or stand, really. And I wanted to be near some of the people that I knew. So I moved on to the next place. Next time.

Meanwhile, there's all sorts of video from the celebration that erupted on St. Mark' is just a small sampling that provide a few different views:

From willgmcc:

From jewishnyactor:

From Caity180:

From the Play the Game of Life blog:

Meanwhile, Bob Arihood was there for compelling photos and a narrative. And Jeremiah has photos from his trek from First Avenue and St. Mark's to Union Square. Hunter-Gatherer was there too.


NYC taxi photo said...

Wow, thanks for sharing these videos, I was staying in my quiet borough watching the results on tv, so I had no idea how happy manhattan was. That was awesome, I wish i was there to celebrate history.

hntrnyc said...

absolute magic, can you still believe this outpouring of joy for an election? thanx for the roundup, saves me searching on youtube.