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Photo gallery of Bernie Sanders’s Coney Island stump

Bernie makes his pitch on the Boardwalk

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Yo, Brooklyn!: Bernie played up his borough bona fides before launching into his stump. “It’s beautiful to be back,” said Sanders, who grew up in Midwood and moved to Vermont in college. “We used to go swimming here. I probably ate half the hotdogs that Nathan’s has made.”
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Shear support: Fort Greene artist Soaw Nyce cut and dyed his hair to look like Sanders. “It came to me in a dream,” he said. “I’m for Bernie, so I decide to become Bernie.”
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Is that Karl Marx? Nope! It’s just former REM frontman Michael Stipe rocking a serious beard as he stumps for the Democratic Socialist Sanders.
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Parachute stump: Sanders rallied ion the Boardwalk with the Parachute Jump in the background.
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Emotional rollercoaster: A woman feinted (and recovered) during Sanders’s speech.
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Fugheddaboudit!: These Brooklynites definitely aren’t voting for Sanders.

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders rallied on Coney Island’s Boardwalk on Sunday. Here are a few highlights from the action.

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

Sean F from Bensonhurst says:
I spent the day in Coney Island, watching my son's college team play a double-header at MCU Park. Except for the fact that they were charging $18 for parking when it's usually free for college games, the Sanders event had almost no impact on the area. I drove straight through empty streets to the ballpark around 11:45. The parking lot was nearly empty. Street parking was easily available. Even when I stretched my legs between games by walking over to Stillwell, the streets were quiet. There were no lines in Nathan's. I had heard there were long lines waiting for Bernie, but I never saw them, or any sign that they were about.
April 11, 2016, 9:22 am
Rosa Sanchez from Sunset Park says:
Keep it in your diaper you dirty old man!
April 11, 2016, 4:56 pm

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