Nation: Mario in Motion

TIME Correspondent Frank McCulloch traveled through the boroughs of New York City with Mario Procaccino. Here is his report on a day with the candidate:

THE Astoria neighborhood of Queens is just across the East River from Manhattan, but an ocean away in tempo and texture. Things move a bit slower here; pedestrians wait for the signal light before crossing. Steinway, a commercial street in the working-class area, could pass for the main avenue of a decaying Middle West town. On this stage, all parts of the overture sound simultaneously: an ersatz locomotive clangs and toots; an accordionist squeezes out The Sidewalks...

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