I left the apartment at 6:15 this morning, thinking I could potentially beat long lines closer to commute time. I even brought gym stuff, assuming I could zip on over to the Y before work. However, this is what greeted me (and a few other neighbors who walked over with me):
A line, stretching ALL THE WAY DOWN WAVERLY AVENUE!!
While I might normally be annoyed (I mean, really, the voting system in NY State is inefficient!), it was an awesome experience. I saw several neighbors, everyone was chatting and taking photos, people were thrilled to see those long lines. There were even families taking photos together inside the gym to mark the historic moment. Folks were also looking out for their elderly neighbors and allowing them to move up to the front of the line since the wait was so long.
Clinton Hill is the place to BE for this election.