Crowds in Midtown have been building steadily since 7:00, around massive screens in Times Square and in front of the Fox News studios on Sixth Avenue. With most swing states still too close to call, a contingent of Trump supporters in Make America Great Again hats is cheering outside Fox News with every state called in Trump's favor: Texas, South Carolina. Some Trump supporters we talked to said they'd accept the result if their candidate lost, but others were adamant he would win.

“He’s gonna win,” said Tonye-D’mitrias Vickers, holding a sign that read “Hillary Cares About Black Votes, Not About Black Voters.”

“You know why?” he added. "Because Americans are not stupid. Americans aren’t going to be duped.”

Alex Vasquez stood in front of the Fox monitors wearing a MAGA hat, with an American flag draped over his shoulders. “I was previously an Obama fan, I liked Bernie a bit, but ever since the first debate Trump has had my vote. I don’t like the establishment. I come from a family of immigrants: Dominican, Puerto Rican. My family knows what it’s like to live under leaders who don’t treat their country well. And in my opinion, Trump is more likely to respect the country’s laws.”

Around 8:00 p.m., the Columbia University marching band gathered across Sixth Avenue from the New York Hilton, blocked off at street level by a row of Department of Sanitation trucks, for a cover of Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You.” Asked if the band was out to support Clinton, a percussionist said, “We’re mostly against Trump.”

Large crowds have also gathered outside the Javits Center on Eleventh Avenue, where Clinton is hosting her election night party.

Chris Rioux flew to New York from Chicago this afternoon, with a Clinton party RSVP confirmation. At 9:00 p.m., he stood in Times Square.

"I was at the Hillary Clinton rally and there were so many people that I got put in overflow, so I was going to have to be outside,” said Rioux. "And I was like, if I’m going to be outside I might as well be in front of a big TV.”

"You can hear a pin drop," he added. "I think there's a palpable nervousness in the air right now."

- Additional reporting by Dave Colon.