Levine and Hoylman neck-and-neck in Manhattan borough president race

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Candidates from city council contenders to mayoral hopefuls hunkered down late Tuesday night as they braced for round one of the citywide primary results.

Manhattan Borough President candidate Mark Levine and City Council District 7 candidate Shaun Abreu were but two competitors amidst a legion of men and women vying for a new elected seat. The pair chose to wait out the process at the Hilltop Park Alehouse restaurant on West 159th Street.

The night proved to be a tense one for Levine. As the results began to trickle in just after 9pm, the Manhattan Borough President race soon developed into a game of hot potato between Levine and state Senator Brad Hoylman as they traded the lead by a matter of decimal points. For Abreu, however, it was a much different story.