October 31, 2008
Not only is my parent’s zip code, 11204, strong McCain territory, but the zip code in which I grew up, 11230, is representing for McCain too (by only a couple of hundred bucks, but still)! 11204 might be an old Italian mainstay, with some Irish, Chinese and a bunch of Russians thrown in, but 11230 is the melting-pottest neighborhood you ever did see. It’s mostly Pakistani these days but has a high concentration of African-Americans, Jews, Irish and, lately, a healthy dose of hipsters.
Hat-tip C. Solly.