Where was U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders born?
Brooklyn, New York
Can you feel the Bern? Senator Bernie Sanders was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York.
He attended James Madison High School and then went on to attend college at Brooklyn College, followed by the University of Chicago. After graduation, Sanders relocated to Vermont in 1964. Fewer than 20 years later, he was elected mayor of Burlington in 1981. As a politician, Sanders has dedicated himself to finding ways to decrease income and wealth gaps across the U.S. with a focus on the middle class. Source: Senate.gov
Brooklyn, one of New York City’s 5 boroughs, sits on the western end of Long Island. The iconic Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1883, connects it to Manhattan. Neighborhoods range from high-end DUMBO (between Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges); Williamsburg, a hotbed of indie music, art and nightlife; to beachfront Coney Island and its amusement parks. Leafy, row house–filled districts include Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope.