The only consolation we’ve been able to find so far in the stunning and frightening results of this election is that everyone else in NYC feels pretty much the same way. It’s a strange feeling to leave the house the past two days and to notice that every single person you run into, overhear or pass on the street is talking about basically the same thing: When did we become so different from the rest of the country?
But this time, instead of talking about getting out of our urban bubble more often, people are digging into it, thanking our atheist gods we at least have each other to fall back on, wondering if New York, with all its diversity of people and efficient living, is the fabled Real America after all. So it’s been a week of uncertainty with few bright spots to hold onto, but here are a few good things that have happened in NYC since Tuesday, which we hope will make you feel a little bit better (and if not, there’s news about free pizza at the bottom).
This act of spreading the love:
— Halle Pineiro (@halle_shea) November 9, 2016
The Post-it Note tribute wall in the 14th Street station:
— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) November 11, 2016
Ted Leo started updating his anti-George W. Bush fight song “Loyal to My Sorrowful Country”
Best protest sign from NYC last night. pic.twitter.com/2yE2gJQyf2
— Fred Jennings ⚖💾💀✨ (@Esquiring) November 10, 2016
The free booze, support groups and every other act of kindness:
Spike Lee made this T shirt, some OG Black Lives Matter shit:
A photo posted by Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on
The Julie Ruin played Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” last night:
The wonderfully fun Brooklyn bubble grunge band Charly Bliss released a new track in response to the election, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood:
The mostly blue election results in NYC (except for that one part):
A whole neighborhood (and then some) came together to find this lost dog:
— Sarah Maslin Nir (@SarahMaslinNir) November 11, 2016
Here’s two honorable mentions:
At least there’s free pizza this weekend.
Doctor Strange was pretty good, right??
Let us know in the comments about some good things you saw in NYC this week.
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