NYC, Saturday afternoon around 4:30. I’m walking along Houston Street in Soho with my 11 year old granddaughter Paloma as we make our way home from an outing. Nearing the intersection with Broadway, I notice the normal cacophony of traffic is being broken by the tell-tale rhythm of a chanting crowd, punctuated by cheers.
As we reach the corner, I see a large crowd filling the street as far as I can look northward. At its head a huge banner proclaims “#Feel The Bern.” Under it, a line of people carry another banner that simply says, “Bernie Sanders.” The crowd is diverse: young, old and middle-aged; black, white and brown.