Nazzaro Community Center
When it comes to voting, this is the place to be seen, with long
lines but efficient workers who appear to be getting the job done. At
its worst – before, during, and right after rush hour – there was
a two-hour wait here. But even then the queue was mostly indoors,
kept cuddly by a carpeted hallway with bathroom facilities and other
amenities not seen elsewhere. There's even a washer-dryer room if you
By the time that I arrived, the wait was pushing a half-hour, and
people seemed perfectly content with fooling on their cell phones and
comparing cute babies. When I complimented the precinct warden on her
operation – they'd processed well over 1000 voters* by 2:45pm –
she turned to me and said, “That's what we do here – always.
We're the best in the city.” Noted, though we'll see how the
*- The actual count that I was given was 2,320, but I'm not sure
if that has to be cut in half, since each ballot is two pages.