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This weekend in Bed-Stuy, a white man on his bike took the time to stop and shout “HILLARY IS OLIGARCHY” when he saw some women and children of color holding signs supporting her. This is the kind of unsolicited insight Hillary supporters in Brooklyn get every day. A few days before the New York primary, it can seem like Bernie Sanders is the only candidate anyone’s talking about (at least positively) in Brooklyn. Vampire Weekend...
There are myriad ways to support one’s candidate besides T-shirts, bumper stickers, and fervent, potentially divisive missives on Facebook—especially when it comes to socially conscious Brooklynites. Now they can proudly proclaim their political proclivities through a canny choice of condiments as well. A grassroots, small-batch company called Tango Chile Sauce—brewed in Red Hook and shipped out of Greenpoint—has recently released a “Feel the Bern” version, complete with limited edition label honoring the borough’s notoriously fiery...
Bernie Sanders boosters packed an Alphabet City bar to the brim Wednesday night, throwing a Valentine’s Day fundraiser following the Vermont socialist’s sweep of the New Hampshire primary the night before. “This year we fell in love — with Bernie Sanders,” Babes for Bernie, a Brooklyn-based group of women who endorse the candidate, proclaimed on its Facebook page for the Bernin’ Love event at Elvis Guesthouse on Avenue A.  The fundraiser included a date auction and...
You know what Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend believes in? He believes in fighting for women's rights, racial justice, LGBTQ equality, caring for veterans, better social security, and, yes, Ezra Koenig believes in Bernie Sanders. And on Saturday night in Iowa City, he gave Bernie Sanders and thousands of fellow Bernie believers a pretty awesome live show. Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth joined him on guitar for a performance of some classic Vampire Weekend songs, and...

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