Jackie Robinson Elementary School.

November 4, 2008

PS 375, otherwise known as Jackie Robinson elementary school–built on the site of what was Ebbets Field, where he played with the Brooklyn Dodgers–was where I went to vote. Nice, right?
I was texting with a friend in Manhattan whose Midtown polling site was sheer chaos–senior citizens elbow-to-elbow on their walkers, poll workers yelling at people who were yelling at them for letting the old people cut the line. But in my mostly black neighborhood, the voters and the poll workers were snappily efficient; there was a sense of giddy dignity.