[STREET LEVEL] Besides the Election, What Was the Biggest Story of 2016?

2016 was a busy year and not just because of the presidential election. After all, this was the year of the Flint water crisis, Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize, the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Chicago Cubs’ World Series win. What do you think was the biggest non-election related story of 2016?

“Prince’s death was the biggest thing to hit me.”

– Michael K., outside Sam’s Bagels on Larchmont Boulevard. 

“The only thing I can think of was the election. It was so ominous and just dominated everything. My wife and I had a daughter, that was pretty big for us.”

– John T., outside Bluemercury on Larchmont Boulevard. 

“I’m a tech person, so for me it’s the deflation of the tech bubble. There’s a biotech firm that’s been found to be a fraud. The election has taken up so much space in my mind that there’s nothing left to look back on.”

– Will T., outside Hardwear on Larchmont Boulevard. 

“I don’t know if it was the biggest, but Prince’s death was a shocker. David Bowie’s too. Great talents who were too young.”

– Barbara Z., outside Lipson Plumbing on Larchmont Boulevard. 

“I definitely think the Wells Fargo scandal and other financial news was big, but the election just dominated the news.”

– Bianca H., outside Lipson Plumbing on Larchmont. 

“Everything pales in comparison to Trump and my disbelief.”

– Vicki P., outside Bonne Chance on Larchmont Boulevard. 

“Let’s see, you can tie Brexit into the global rise of nationalism. I’m entertainment centric, so I’d also say the growing influence of China in Hollywood.”

– Ranjit R., outside Landis Labyrinth on Larchmont Boulevard. 

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