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Bernie Sanders will host public rallies outside childhood home and in Greenpoint today

Bernie fan-ders: Sanders devotees can don their favorite duds and fight their way through crowds to see the presidential candidate at one of two Brooklyn public rallies with on April 8.
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Brooklyn-born Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vermont) will finally make a public appearance in his hometown on Friday, hosting rallies outside his childhood home in Midwood and in a waterfront park in Greenpoint.

The James Madison High School alum — who is in town ahead of the April 19 New York primary — will first host an event sometime after 1 pm outside the building where he spent his formative years, on the corner of E. 26th Street and Kings Highway, joined by Hollywood’s “The Hulk” Mark Ruffalo.

He will then head to Transmitter Park on the Greenpoint waterfront sometime after 3 pm to give a speech with legendary actress and Clinton Hill homeowner Susan Sarandon.

Both events are free and open to the public, but will be first come, first served.

Flatbush rally outside Bernie’s old place (1525 E. 26th St. at Kings Highway in Midwood), April 8 at 1 pm. Free. RSVP here.

Greenpoint rally at Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Avenue at West Street in Greenpoint), April 8 at 3 pm. Free. RSVP here.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Feel the fu from Midwood says:
He came he saw he left. Take spike and Susan and Mark with you. Go back to Vermont...
April 8, 2016, 8:26 am
Trump from OwnYa says:
Glad to see my pals Sissy and Fu here. Let's Trump it out!
April 8, 2016, 8:32 am
Feel the fu from Midwood says:
And Bernie don't forget to take Rosario back to Vermont with you. Take all your Hollyweird friends and their big money and go far away. Maybe to Cuba or China and stay.
April 8, 2016, 8:32 am
Morris from Mill Basin says:
He left Brooklyn in the 1970s, he was part of the 'white flight' who didn't want to be around blacks and Puerto Ricans, so he went to Vermont where everyone is white. No wonder all the young hipsters and gentrifiers who are trying to chase out blacks and Hispanics support him so enthusiastically. Brooklyn is diversity; Vermont is practically all-white. Let's keep Brooklyn Brooklyn and not turn it into Vermont.

(I am close to Bernie's age and also white and Jewish, but I love the diversity of Brooklyn today.)
April 8, 2016, 11 am
Timothy from Williamsburg says:
If not entirely reliable statistics tells us Sanders would most likely not beat Trump or Cruz, would he then step aside gallantly?

Would Hillary, who was built for presidency, learn the very hard boiled lessons of the 2016 race?
April 8, 2016, 11:58 am
stanchaz from greenpoint says:
Dear Morris from Mill Basin
(that hotbed of "diversity"!):
Hipsters and Bernie supporters are racist?
Ha. In your dream Morris.
Bernie has a long and consistent record of working for civil rights and genuine immigration reform.
Have YOU been arrested when demonstrating for civil rights ...as Bernie was?
Bernie's political and economic remedies will lift up everyone in the poor and middle class - especially the most dispossessed among us.
Perhaps even you, dear Morris.
April 8, 2016, 12:05 pm
Sparrow says:
Am I totally jaded by thinking contemporary political arrests are nothing but publicized affectations, whereas making things happen in the Senate is real work.
April 8, 2016, 12:22 pm
Tyler from pps says:
What a weird set of comments these first five are... jeesh. Not a whole lot of critical thinking skills.
April 8, 2016, 12:50 pm
Tyler from pps says:
What a weird set of comments these first five are... jeesh. Not a whole lot of critical thinking skills.
April 8, 2016, 12:50 pm
Tyler from pps says:
What a weird set of comments these first five are. jeesh. Not a whole lot of critical thinking skills.
April 8, 2016, 12:50 pm
Ferken Derya from the heights says:
Yeah Bernie! This time socialism is gonna work!
April 8, 2016, 1:05 pm
Florence Lesbona from Park Slope says:
Bernie Sanders is the preferred candidate of lesbians. We like how he's going to stick it to those who have more stuff than us. We hate that other people have more than us. Everyone should be exactly the same.
April 8, 2016, 2:06 pm
Benny from Park Slope says:
Sanders was a somewhat interesting candidate about four months ago. Now, as he gets angrier and louder and more arrogant and self-satisfied (like so many of his supporters), he's quickly morphing into a hugely unappealing, finger-wagging scold. This guy has very few real ideas, and a lot of platitudes to toss around. "Free college! Smash the banks! Release the prisoners! Yippee!" I'll take a tough-minded centrist like Clinton any day over a pseudo-populist whose entire domestic policy appears to revolve around higher taxes for basically everyone. (And I'm a lifelong liberal Democrat!)
April 8, 2016, 2:51 pm
Lolita from Crown Heights says:
What has Bernie Sanders ever done to improve Brooklyn besides leave it?
April 8, 2016, 3:09 pm
Morris from Mill Basin says:
Stanchaz from Greenpoint, who made fun of Mill Basin as not being diverse, I live on East 58th Street between Avenue O and Avenue T. (Yeah, it's weird, but a newcomer like you has never been here, have you?) My block is majority non-white, mostly people from the Caribbean (Haiti, Jamaica, other West Indies) as well as two Chinese-American families and my Puerto Rican next door neighbors.

You must have just come from Ohio, you gentrifying hipster, because you've never been to my neighborhood. But I've been to yours, and I see how white people like you are pushing out the people who've lived in Greenpoint for years: the Polish, Italian, and Hispanic residents who attend the local churches and schools. I remember going to the Chopin Theater and the Meserole Theater on Manhattan Avenue. I had friends at Automotive H.S.

You are like a typical newbie to Brooklyn, and a typical Bernie supporter. The only difference is you probably -- unlike that Brooklyn deserter you support -- know that we don't use tokens anymore.

Yeah, some people like a rural environment. They're the same people who like guns -- which is why Bernie Sanders is enraged that anyone like the Sandy Hook parents who lost their children to the evil of guns is trying to sue the gun manufacturers rural politicians like Bernie have been protecting for decades!
April 8, 2016, 3:19 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
Poor Bernie doesn't realize that he is a stooge - only there to make Hillary look good. (Not an easy task!)
April 8, 2016, 4:02 pm
Erica from East NY says:
stanchaz from greenpoint, i notice all you white guys are the ones who bring up crap about the clintons being racist. maybe your too young to remember bill being called the first black president or to know that africanamericans are loyal to them. we voted for him twice, we voted for hilary twice for senate, and we voted her by overwhelming margins in the states were there are lots of black voters, like AL, MS, SC, LA, GA, etc.

i guess you white guys for bernie think we black people are just too stoopid to know any better. some of you come on comment boards and say it right out.

stop pretending you know anything about black people. you probably think all africanamerians live in ghettos, that was bernie's first thought when ask about it.

you make fun of other neighborhoods but i notice you live in greenpoint. apparently bushwick has to many minorities for you, you little racist boy?
April 8, 2016, 4:29 pm
Feel the Fu from Midwood says:
I love you Morris from Mill Basin. You my friend is what makes Brooklyn great!
April 8, 2016, 4:37 pm
Sal from Brooklyn Heights says:
What a bunch of agitators. The kids who support Sanders may be from out of town and naive in some ways, however they are aware as to why the people of Williamsburg felt their only real financial opportunity was to sell out their hood, and this desire to understand and care seems to be driving their direction. This coming from a Clinton supporter.
April 8, 2016, 6:27 pm
RW from Greenpoint says:
He was going on about the importance of Burger King and McDonalds and should fess up he skipped town and contributed to the sprawl of VT
April 8, 2016, 7:38 pm
Feel the Fu from Midwood says:
You might just be right Sal from Bk Heights. If Bernie wins. He can tax the rich;) And all the hipsters in Williamsburg will lose their trust funds from daddy. And then they will leave Brooklyn because getting a real job wouldn't work for them. And maybe the driving cost of everything in Brooklyn will go down.
April 9, 2016, 2:56 pm

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