NEW YORK (Gray DC) - Often considered the epicenter of the world, all eyes will once again turn to Manhattan Tuesday night, where both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are holding their election night parties.
A big night in the Big Apple for both Presidential candidates.
"It should be electrifying," said Steve Opitz, who works in Manhattan.
For the first time in recent memory, both major party candidates will hold their election night parties in the same city. Trump at the Hilton in Midtown, Clinton at the Jacob K. Javits Center on the Hudson River. One thing is for sure: everyone will keep a close eye on Manhattan Tuesday night.
"We do have people like Democrats and Republicans living next door to each other, taking the subway together...we’re all inter-mixed," said Ellen Goldberg, also working in New York. "We don’t necessarily know unless we’re wearing a button what we believe. So I think that’s why all eyes are on New York."
It is the ultimate melting pot that both candidates felt appropriate to call home for their big nights. It is far from Middle America, where Trump and Clinton spent much of the past year-and-a-half, but many do see this town as the embodiment of the "American Dream".
"I think it’s kind of exciting that the next President is not only going to be from New York, but they’re going to celebrate here which really tells us that they identify with New York," said Harry Katz, who votes in New York.
Both candidates wrapped up their campaigning late last night. The final stop of this election will be when both candidates take the stage just blocks from each other Tuesday.