Biden Wins, City Rejoices

Spontaneous celebrations erupt across New York City in response to presidential election results.

On an especially sunny Saturday morning in New York City, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris clinched the presidency. Feelings of redemption overwhelm the streets while memories of Trump’s cloudy January inauguration in 2016 seem more distant than ever. After more than 24,000 COVID-19 deaths, eight months of isolation, and a campaign of threats against the United States’ Democracy, the New York City can finally take a moment to breathe. Armed with masks, signs, and even a little champagne, people take to the sidewalks to express their relief.


All Photographs were taken on 112th St and Broadway.
Crowd chants “F*** Donald Trump.”
Passing car honk, crowd cheers.
Crowds dance to YG’s “FDT” between the traffic lights.
“It’s a Beautiful Day”
USPS trucks draws the most applause.

All photographs by Nick Russell ’21

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