Just hours after Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States, protests began to break out throughout the country. News channels showed protests occurring in Miami, Portland, New York City, and more. On the third night of protests in New York City, I was there.
This past weekend, just days before the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center hosted Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton, the space was used for something a little less political, the New York City chapter of Sneaker Con.
To continue my recent interest in urban exploration (a.k.a. Urbex, the term used to describe the exploration of abandoned or unseen man-made structures), this weekend I visited a location that is a favorite for many.
It was a fairly normal Wednesday when I first learned what was going to happen in Hartford that coming Friday night. I was skimming through the news app on my iPhone and among the local news articles I saw was "BREAKING: Donald Trump coming to Connecticut." After all the unrest he had been causing, and the publicity he had gotten as a result, I was interested to see why he was coming to my state. After reading the article and learning about all the preparation the Hartford Police Department and other units had underway for his arrival, and the protestors his rally would inevitably attract, I was eager to see where I would be able to fit into it all.