With critical wins in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvaina, President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential race over Mitt Romney on Tuesday night.
At Sheep Station on Forth Avenue at Douglass Street in Park Slope, Obama supporters from across Brooklyn cheered and hugged as the election was called.
Every voter has a different reason for choosing whom to vote for. Scroll through our photo essay to learn how a selection of area residents reacted to the news.
What is your reaction to Obama's victory? Upload your own photos and comments to the photo gallery, or add your thoughts in the comments.