Things started optimistically enough.
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In Williamsburg, everyone was watching.
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There was cake, and not of the Trump variety.
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Ok, yes, there were some ominous signs.
Legit just saw a monster truck waving a Trump flag across the street from the Whole Foods in Williamsburg. A grim reaper if I ever saw one.
— Crooked Signe (@sigggnasty) November 9, 2016
Everyone had their own “survival kit,” just in case.
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Others found more wholesome ways to keep calm and carry on.
— David Dillon (@davedillon) November 9, 2016
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The election parties were all fun and games, at first.
— Gwynne Hogan (@GwynneFitz) November 9, 2016
Even Jill Stein was into it.
On location#WeAreTheMedia #IndependentJournalism #GreenParty #Dapl #GNC #GNCinHou #DrJillStein #JillStein #JillNotHill #ImWithJill #PeoplePlanetPeace #PeopleForJillStein #ItsInOurHands #ItsUpToUs #GreenNewDeal #OurRevolution #PoliticalRevolution #WeThePeople #ForThePeopleByThePeople #WeAreThe99Percent #WeAreInThisTogether #PeoplePlanetPeace #DeathOfThe2PartySystem #HillaryClinton #NeverHillary #DropOutHillary #DonaldTrump #DumpTrump #NeverTrump
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When it looked like Hillary would lose Florida, it was officially time to panic.
By the end of the night, the viewing parties had turned somber.
At a watching party in a bar in Williamsburg. The place has gone from fun to silent and miserable.
— Kyle O’Neill (@oneillMkyle) November 9, 2016
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all my favorite bars in the east village are filled with people aiming for blackout drunk status rn.
— brandon wenerd (@brandonwenerd) November 9, 2016
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Even the streets were empty.
East Village tonight. Quite a contrast to the jubilant crowds of 2008. Just a few stragglers with somber, shocked faces pic.twitter.com/vSTPk7fjMb
— Joshua Howes (@inthehowes) November 9, 2016
Woman screaming on the top of her lungs in the east village “someone shoot me I do not want to live in the world anymore.”
— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) November 9, 2016
There were purge jokes, but no one was laughing.
Helicopters are hovering over the Union Square/ East Village area. It’s like they’re waiting to fire the starter pistol for the purge.
— Rico aka Superbizzee (@Superbizzee) November 9, 2016
Helicopters over the East Village #itstarts
— Peter Feld (@peterfeld) November 9, 2016
A guy in Bushwick earlier looked at me: “Tonight is the purge, man. Are you ready?”
— Andrew (@therichdale) November 9, 2016
Then came the tears.
Tonight, in bushwick BK, the streets have gone silent. People are crying, trying to look & gather their thoughts, shocked and scared..
— Ryan Robert Howard (@RyanRobrtHoward) November 9, 2016
Groups of women openly crying and embracing on the streets of a Bushwick right now.
— Hillary (@hmcdani2) November 9, 2016
In a bar in Williamsburg and shit is tense as fuck. Trump is leading and there are tears.
— Sweet Sweet (@ZandiTee) November 9, 2016
Others vented in the only way NYC knows how.
New art in Williamsburg pic.twitter.com/EW0gTFtbmP
— Lauren Gill (@laurenk_gill) November 9, 2016
This morning, people were still in shock.
In 2008 when Obama won this Williamsburg intersection in Brooklyn was a huge crowded party till dawn. Today, 7:15am pic.twitter.com/v4sCIehsad
— Sid Griffin (@SidCPsGriffin) November 9, 2016
Riding a subway car in NYC today is like being at a moving wake with a load of people you don't know, no booze and delays
— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) November 9, 2016
This subway car is like a funeral procession. Never seen Union Square so quiet. NYC is in mourning.
— Kale Merchant (@FEELZ_) November 9, 2016
Walking in New York City this morning. Everyone looks like they were unexpectedly served divorce papers last night.
— Robby Slowik (@RobbySlowik) November 9, 2016
Just did my entire commute from the East Village to Midtown without hearing a single person speak.
— Erica Pishdadian (@ericapishdadian) November 9, 2016
I remember walking around the east village in #nyc hours after 9/11 and seeing peoples faces of horror and fear. Same faces today 11/9/16
— Zo (@MostPreciousZo) November 9, 2016
Williamsburg is in shock. And possibly grief. There is little talking, no smiling, and zero eye contact but the occasional searching stare.
— Lachlan Hardy (@lachlanhardy) November 9, 2016
Last time I saw this many depressed looking faces on the streets of Williamsburg was when the Starbucks and Urban Outfitters opened.
— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) November 9, 2016
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