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April 2016

New Yorkers finally got their say in the presidential race Tuesday. On the eve of the primary, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump were in the lead.  As New Yorkers voted across the city, NY City Lens reporters talked to them, observed, and listened to what they had to say. Dems Give Peace a Chance UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan - About a hundred feet from the entrance of the polling station at PS 163 on West 97th Street, two campaign tables were set up next to each other. Signs for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hung from one; signs for

Madison Ave. was packed Sunday with people standing on the sidelines clutching an American flag in one hand and an Iranian flag in another. “Iran! Iran! Iran,” they chanted as dancers dressed in traditional Iranian clothing shimmied in the center of the street to the blasting Persian music. The occasion was not a political rally, but the annual Persian New Year parade, known as Nowruz, which takes place every April. Nowruz means “new day” and typically marks the first day of spring. It is celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Tajikistan, and elsewhere in the Balkans, Caucasus, Western Asia and central