Tri-State area reacts to news that Biden is president-elect

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Sunday, November 8, 2020
New Yorkers react to Joe Biden becoming president-elect
New Yorkers took to the streets in ceelebration after hearing Joe Biden became president-elect.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- People all over the Tri-State area erupted in cheers and screams after news that Joe Biden is set to become the 46th President of the United States.

People flooded the streets from the heart of Manhattan in Times Square to neighborhood blocks in Brooklyn.

People all over New York City erupted in cheers and screams after news that Joe Biden is set to become the 46th President of the United States.

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Cheers and honking could be heard in Manhattan as the Biden announcement was confirmed.

Eyewitness News reporter Josh Einiger tweeted "a city rejoices over election call."

On the Upper West Side, residents celebrated with hugs, horn-honking, bell-ringing and banging on pots and pans.

Large crowds gathered in Washington Square Park to celebrate

In Harlem, revelers were popping champagne, and dancing in the streets.

Thousands gathered in celebration on the streets of Harlem after hearing that Joe Biden was president-elect.

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In Brooklyn, blowhorns, accordions and car horns could be heard going off on the streets.

Grand Army Plaza saw hundreds break out into cheers.

Hundreds were seen singing and dancing to music in Fort Greene Park.

And at the Barclays Center, one individual stood on top of a car and cheered on the crowd as they gathered around him.

In New Jersey, residents were seen waving American flags, while traffic moved slowly as several cars honked in celebration.

The response brought back memories of the salutes to essential workers every evening during the peak of the pandemic in New York City and the celebrations continued well into the evening.

Hours after Biden was projected as the winner, thousands of people gathered in Times Square once again to hear him address the nation from Delaware.

A large crow of people packed into Times Square to watch as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and President-elect Joe Biden speak.


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