mdonaberger t1_j9gzim9 wrote

I've noticed that, for a lot of Americans who haven't visited, the scale of NYC can be really deceptive. It's huge. Huge huge. The longest distance you can travel end to end is 35 miles, all the same city. And it's dense as fuck.

It's big enough with its metro area for pretty much every kind of person to find a community there, hard right people included. Trump still received 691,682 votes in 2020 in NYC. Even the most obscure can find their own there, in niches big and small.

NYC has its own history with white supremacy as well — the old guard holds fast in many places.