Horns honked, Times Square sang, Manhattan Plaza rattled their pots and pans, and the streets of Hell’s Kitchen were filled with joy as the city celebrated Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.

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Crowds in Times Square singing Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.”

When The Associated Press called Biden’s win at around 11:30am this morning, there was no need for a text alert as neighbors screamed and New York erupted into celebration. Ryan Devlin recorded Manhattan Plaza residents as they heard the news.

Meanwhile, in Times Square, crowds gathered and sang Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.” The party looks like it will continue well into the night at the crossroads of the world as New Yorkers look to find ways to express their relief at the election result.

New Yorkers gathering at the crossroads of the world in Times Square.
The crowd using every opportunity to get a good vantage point.

Meanwhile, on 9th Avenue, restaurants were packed with locals eating and drinking. Every horn honk was drawing a new round of cheers. When a cut-out of Joe Biden was taken down the street, everyone wanted to get in the picture.

A cut-out of Joe Biden was popular on 9th Avenue.

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