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Here’s Your Chance to Give Bernie Sanders an Awkward Hug

Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 12.10.55 PMHave you heard the one about the mom who decided to shake off her post-election blues by taking a walk through the woods in Chappaqua, only to bump into Bill and Hillary Clinton, walking their dog? The resulting photo has swept the internet, and offered some degree of solace to Clinton supporters. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders die-hards are probably thinking, “Boy, I wouldn’t mind running into Bernie somewhere. I bet that guy could use a hug, too.” Don’t worry, Berners– you needn’t go trekking through the woods of Vermont to make it happen. (“Oh, hi, Bernie! I was just here for some maple syrup.”) This Monday, the candidate will be at the Barnes & Noble at 555 Fifth Avenue, in Midtown, posing with fans who’ve bought a copy of his new book, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.

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#MuppetBernie the Uncontested Winner of Washington Square Park Rally

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Forget the modest muppet at the Bernie-themed art show coming to the Bowery this weekend, this muppet really took Manhattan. It remains to be seen whether Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination, but this guy was definitely a winner at the underdog candidate’s Washington Square Park rally. As Muppet Bernie walked down Broadway after the event let out, he was stopped for selfies by dozens and dozens of the estimated 27,000-plus people who flooded the Village to hear from Vampire Weekend, Rosario Dawson, Tim Robbins, Spike Lee, and bird-whisperin’ Bern himself.

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What’s the One Question Bernie Ralliers Would Ask Hillary at the Debate?

As a YUGE crowd gathered for a Bernie Sanders rally in Washington Square Park this afternoon, we asked his supporters (some of which had been there since 1:30 a.m.) what they’d ask Hillary Clinton at Thursday’s Brooklyn debate. Click through to read their responses.

Disha Gandhi, Long Island. (Photos: Daniel Hoffman)

Disha Gandhi, Long Island. (Photos: Daniel Hoffman)

Aaron Koffsky, Long Island.

Aaron Koffsky, Long Island.

(From left to right) Amaris Sicklick, Billy Manton and Rosey Eikenberry, New York.

(From left to right) Amaris Sicklick, Billy Manton and Rosey Eikenberry, New York.

Carmela Caldarola, White Plains.

Carmela Caldarola, White Plains.

Viriginia Monaco, Brooklyn.

Viriginia Monaco, Brooklyn.

Quency, Brooklyn.

Quency, Brooklyn.

Patrick Sinclair, Long Island.

Patrick Sinclair, Long Island.

Tonny Connors, New York.

Tonny Connors, New York.

Natacha Sanchez, Texas, and Luis Rivera-Nesrala, Puerto Rico.

Natacha Sanchez, Texas, and Luis Rivera-Nesrala, Puerto Rico.

Ellen Levin, New York.

Ellen Levin, New York.

Mike and Cait, New Jersey.

Mike and Cait, New Jersey.

Chris Barczynsky, New York.

Chris Barczynsky, New York.

Bridget Gaitor and Darius Dukes, Michigan.

Bridget Gaitor and Darius Dukes, Michigan.

Rachel Precious, New York.

Rachel Precious, New York.

Cara Mooney, New Jersey.

Cara Mooney, New Jersey.

Douglas Bellizzi, New York.

Douglas Bellizzi, New York.

Dan Gurney, New York.

Dan Gurney, New York.

Alex Chong and Larry Wu, Fort Lee, NJ.

Alex Chong and Larry Wu, Fort Lee, NJ.

Gavin Gonzalez, Brooklyn.

Gavin Gonzalez, Brooklyn.

Juan Vallego, Colombia.

Juan Vallego, Colombia.

Schuyler Forsythe, High Falls, New York.

Schuyler Forsythe, High Falls, New York.

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Bernie Lectures Trump, Cruz on ‘New York Values,’ Drops the Mic at Larry Wilmore Taping

Bernie after the taping. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Bernie after the taping. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

During a taping of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore earlier today, Bernie Sanders was asked, “Are you Jesus?” – after all, Wilmore pointed out, he has dabbled in carpentry, he’s Jewish, he’s been invited to the Vatican, and “millions of people come to hear you speak your sermons on mounts.” (Or, thousands come to Washington Square Park, at least.) The answer was no. Bernie had already proven as much during an earlier segment, in which he refused to turn the other cheek against Republicans and capped off a speech about “New York values” with a Brooklyn-style mic drop.

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On the LES, Street Artists #FeeltheBern With a Bowie-Bernie Mashup and More

(Photo: Kavitha Surana)

(Photo: Kavitha Surana)

Didn’t wake up at 1 a.m. to get a spot in line to see Vampire Weekend serenade Bernie Sanders at Washington Square Park this afternoon? There’s still plenty of Bernie love to go around the city ahead of the primary next Tuesday.

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Meet This Muppet at a Bernie-Themed Art Show Featuring Shepard Fairey and More

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Bernie Sanders has been compared to a muppet time and time again, but as far as we know, only one artist has lovingly turned him into one. (That said, we have seen a Bernie puppet before). Donny Miller’s handiwork, above, will be on display on the Bowery this weekend, as part of a pro-Bernie art exhibit, “The Art of a Political Revolution.”

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NYU Tells Students to Brace For ‘Thousands of People’ at Bernie Rally

During a January march for Sanders. (Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev)

A march for Sanders in January. (Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev)

While a pro-Hillary pantsuit competition brews in Bushwick, NYU is warning its students that “thousands of people” are expected to attend a Bernie Sanders rally in Washington Square park at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. A campus-wide email from the school’s Vice President for Health advises that some streets in Greenwich Village will be closed off and the area will be crowded, but if you’re an NYU student wondering whether this means you get to miss class (or your shift at Bedford + Bowery) — sorry, no.

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Not Even a Blustery Day Could Chill the Bern at Transmitter Park

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Bernie Sanders supporters showed up in droves today at the candidate’s Brooklyn rally, undeterred by the nippy cold weather and wind gusts that sent even the NYPD tugboat off of Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park a’bobbin (perfectly in-synch with the pump-up soundtrack’s reggae rotation, I might add). The mood was elated as the Brooklynite presidential candidate prepares to battle it out with Hillary Clinton for New York state delegates, a fight set to go down on her (sort-of) home turf less than two weeks from today.

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Kyp Malone, Susan Sarandon and Other Sandernistas Turned Up For ‘Bern NY Bern’

Rain Machine. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Rain Machine. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Flash Factory recently made a New York Times list of Manhattan clubs that are keeping it real, but it probably wasn’t the best place for a populist Bernie Sanders rally – anyone who left a $2 tip on a lousy can of Bud ($9) and a Jack and Coke ($17) would’ve immediately blown the $27 they might have otherwise contributed to the Sanders campaign. But hey, everyone who showed up for last night’s “Bern NY Bern” party got free entertainment from bands like Rain Machine and Wild Belle, plus some Instagrammable speeches from Gaby Hoffman and Susan Sarandon.

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What #FeeltheBern Means to 17 Bernie Sanders Supporters

At yesterday’s Bernie in the Bronx rally, we asked Sandernistas what they’re so fired up about, anyway. Click to see answers from DJ/producer Tommie Sunshine and his fellow Berners.

Tommie Sunshine. (All photos: Daniel Leinweber / Razberry Photography)

Tommie Sunshine. (All photos: Daniel Leinweber / Razberry Photography)

Clara and Khamille from Jersey City, NJ.

Clara and Khamille from Jersey City, NJ.

Graduating seniors from Brooke Avenue High School, Bronx.

Graduating seniors from Brooke Avenue High School, Bronx.

Jamal, originally from Detroit.

Jamal, originally from Detroit.

Saudia from Queens, originally from Guyana.

Saudia from Queens, originally from Guyana.

Carla and Mr. E, assistant teachers, and Freddie, OT specialist.

Carla and Mr. E, assistant teachers, and Freddie, OT specialist.

Gordon from the West Village.

Gordon from the West Village.

Theodore Edwards from the Bronx, high school student.

Theodore Edwards from the Bronx, high school student.

Ron from Harlem, a real estate consultant.

Ron from Harlem, a real estate consultant.

Matt, a comic book writer from Queens.

Matt, a comic book writer from Queens.

Katie from California, a Sarah Lawrence student.

Katie from California, a Sarah Lawrence student.

Dan from Marine Park, Brooklyn, a SUNY Purchase student.

Dan from Marine Park, Brooklyn, a SUNY Purchase student.

Bernie supporter.

Bernie supporter.

Omar Hamdan from Riverdale.

Omar Hamdan from Riverdale.

Nicolette from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

Nicolette from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

Nicole Drury from Croton, NY, and her children.

Nicole Drury from Croton, NY, and her children.

Shelby from Long Island and Jack from Philadelphia.

Shelby from Long Island and Jack from Philadelphia.

Bernie supporters.

Bernie supporters.

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Rosario Dawson Touts LES, Gives Hillary a Bronx Cheer at Bernie Sanders Rally

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber of Razberry Photography))

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber/Razberry Photography)

Rosario Dawson spoke about her Lower East Side roots and issued a series of pointed jabs at Hillary Clinton last night at a Bernie Sanders rally in the South Bronx. “Shame on you, Hillary!” the Kids star scolded while helping to introduce Sanders to what the candidate estimated were 15,000 people at St. Mary’s Park. “Whoa, sorry, hold on,” she caught herself, to the delight of the crowd. “Let me watch my tone.”

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Bern Down For What: Hundreds of Sanders Supporters Marched For Bernie

(Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev)

Chants of “Feel the Bern,” “Not for sale,” and “We are the 99 percent!” echoed down Broadway on Saturday as New Yorkers participated in a national March For Bernie. The candidate himself was present only in the form of cardboard cutouts, hand-drawn portraits, and (in one case) a Bernie puppet, but that didn’t stop hundreds of supporters of all ages and stripes (humans, canines, pigs, a #butterfly4Bernie, and the purple people eater below) from marching from Union Square to Zuccotti Park.

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