Addressing a cheering crowd outside The Bell House in Brooklyn late Tuesday evening, Bill de Blasio credited his strong showing in the day’s Democratic mayoral primary election to his energetic grass roots supporters. “That’s how we change this city,” he told supporters before aides shepherded him inside for his election night victory party....
The supporters at de Blasio’s "block party" on Tuesday night reflected the diversity of the candidate’s support across the city and the resonance of his message countering inequality.
"I like what he has to say; he didn’t pull any punches," said Dana Beauford, a city worker from the Bronx. "We need somebody like Bill de Blasio." She appreciated de Blasio's opposition to stop-and-frisk and his support for keeping community hospitals open.
For more reporting from the scene of de Blasio's election night party, check out Pundit Lindsay Funk's excellent piece, "New York Recount is Underway, But Bill de Blasio is NYC's Next Mayor."