“Crowds are all over cheering,” said a Brownstoner reader who snapped photos at Barclays Center and in Fort Greene a few minutes after the Associated Press called the 2020 presidential election for Biden and Harris.
On Twitter, Brooklynites captured crowds in the streets, cars honking, Spike Lee popping champagne outside his office, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams dancing.
Brooklyn and the USPS, cheering each other on. pic.twitter.com/RURUtadYEt
— Peter Kafka (@pkafka) November 7, 2020
SPIKE LEE LMAOOO pic.twitter.com/EXkWrLKFeH
— Paul McCallion (@OrangePaulp) November 7, 2020
— Marc Torrence (@marctorrence) November 7, 2020
YES, YES and for heaven – YES ! pic.twitter.com/IEGcoqboHC
— Werner B (@WernerBrover) November 7, 2020
Bilal Zokari, 20, was the first person out on Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn after the news of Biden's win broke, and he brought his pot. He's still banging it.
The win is a "big deal" for his family, who are Muslim, he said.
"I was just so happy." pic.twitter.com/kr5yp3gQym
— Rachel Holliday Smith (@rachelholliday) November 7, 2020
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) November 7, 2020
I can’t believe Joe Biden won and the entire city of New York broke out into IMMEDIATE celebration. People are literally dancing in the streets outside my apartment. pic.twitter.com/L2BfmLT3rn
— Molly Crane-Newman (@molcranenewman) November 7, 2020