This was my first time in New York for a Presidential election, and I can't deny that there is something incredible about being in Manhattan for big moments in history. The city just knows how to do things right - CNN used the top of the Empire State Building to display results. Times Square turned into a giant viewing party. And NBC transformed Rockefeller Center into Democracy Plaza, with two temporary studios hovering above the crowd, a map of the United States projected on the ice rink, and curtains climbing 30 Rock as votes were counted.
After casting my vote I went to check it out. So impressive! There was a real electricity in the air - you could just feel everybody's excitement. I'll be honest, I had a moment of hesitation before going thinking that the crowds might be overwhelming. But I'm so happy I made it out - it was quite the sight. Here are a few pics I snapped with my phone: