Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:30

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s requested former Borough President Marty Markowitz to meet with DNC honchos in Brooklyn to start trying to convince the toppers that the 18,000-seat arena is the perfect venue to host the convention.

When it comes to hosting an event like the 2016 Democratic National Convention, there is simply no place like New York City.

The Big Apple is an unparalleled destination with the infrastructure and amenities necessary to support an thy kind of event.

Hosting the DNC would also be a significant boost to our local and the regional economy, ultimately supporting jobs and economic activity in all five boroughs and beyond. As the selection committee continues evaluating the remaining proposals, NY politicians are beginning to line up in an effort to encourage DNC to envision just how successful a convention located in New York City would be.