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The After-Bern: Twitter Reacts to Neighborhood Primary Results

(Photo: Kavitha Surana)

(Photo: Kavitha Surana)

If you aren’t celebrating 4/20 right now, you’re probably still hashing out the winners and losers of New York’s Primary Day. Luckily for every election nerd, the New York Times threw together a nifty precinct-by-precinct data map. That means everyone can dissect the voting electorate practically on their own block (though, sadly, not very many people voted)–and speculate about the identity of that one miserable Trump voter living nearby.

Many were surprised to find that, despite the wave of Bernie media attention, he buckled under the quiet, pragmatic Hillary voters hiding in plain site. For the most part, HRC prevailed easily in Williamsburg and the Lower East Side. The East Village was as divided as we expected it to be, with Hillary faring better in Alphabet City than she did further west. Meanwhile Bernie won Greenpoint by a landslide, and there’s now a new dividing line in Bushwick (North Bushwick went to Bernie, South to Hillary).

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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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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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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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