It’s no secret Bernie Sanders hails from Brooklyn: You can tell the minute he starts talking.
But his accent isn’t the only thing he got from Brooklyn. His brother, Larry Sanders, who now lives in Oxford, England, said their childhood in Brooklyn has had clear influences on Bernie’s character and political beliefs.
While Bernie didn't win the New York primary in April, he attracted many New Yorkers to his rallies in the city, and his connection to Brooklyn didn't go unnoticed. One Hillary Clinton aide even said he expected Bernie “to campaign like a Brooklynite."
And it’s true, Bernie is a Brooklynite. He was born in the borough on Sept. 8, 1941, and spent the first 19 years of his life there. Here's a look at some of the places the Vermont senator frequented.
East 26th Street in Midwood
P.S. 197 in Midwood
Kingsway Jewish Center in Midwood
James Madison High School in Midwood
Kings Highway in Midwood
Coney Island and Brighton Beach