Eyes on the Street: Obama Takes Manhattan

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A scene from Midtown early this morning, after Barack Obama was named president-elect.

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On the A downtown from Inwood, new passengers were welcomed with screams and cheers at every stop. It was standing room only by the time the train reached 42 Street.

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New Yorkers lined the sidewalks in Times Square. Cars rolled through slowly, drivers honking, with passengers hanging from windows waving Obama signs.

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Unlike Times Square, by 2 a.m. NBC's "Election Plaza" at Rockefeller Center had pretty much cleared out.

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Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7: Brad Aaron
Photo 6: Jennifer Aaron