Honoring Democracy’s Finest Tradition Locally

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Editor Eliza Shapiro votes in Manhattan Valley this morning and recounts her adventures.

 Bwog arrived at PS 145 on 105th and Amsterdam early this morning to cast our vote and was immediately confronted with non-political myriad choices: the school was hosting a bake sale outside the doors of the cafeteria-turned-polling-place. The cafeteria was crowded but our particular district’s line was blissfully short. Bwog waited in line only about ten minutes and in true Upper West Side fashion, ran into our entire apartment building. A neighbor informed us that she has voted at PS 145 for forty years and never seen it so crowded. Another told us that when he voted at the school in 2004, a registered Republican showed up and the voting assistant exclaimed, “we got one!” Finally having cast our ballot, Bwog breathed a sigh of relief when we overheard a rumor that the 86th Street polling spot had three-block-long lines.



  1. there are  

    like 3 people voting in Wien. Which, by the way, the NY State board of elections AND google maps spell incorrectly.

  2. WFP voter

    86th st. was a madhouse. Made it there a little after 11 and it snaked from 86th btwn west end and broadway up to broadway along the ave to 87th, and all the way back down to west end. Still far better then when voting took place in the SRO. despite all this, i got in and out in 15 minutes because they had the 87th and 88th electoral districts in a separate room, so we got to skip pass everyone else. Because of the expediency, had the opportunity to chat my way back to the train station with the myraid number of folks i knew still on line.

  3. I voted  

    I voted for Craig Schley for Congress. Obviously Rangel's invulnerable, but I still want to send him a message about the bullshit moves he's been pulling lately.

  4. what ever

    happened to marcus williams?

  5. hmmf

    I waited 40 minutes in Brooklyn...

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