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NYC to Showcase Brooklyn in 2016 Convention Bid

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration will take DNC officials on a tour Monday and Tuesday to sell them on the city's ability to host the political party

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    NYC to Showcase Brooklyn in 2016 Convention Bid
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    Brooklyn is ready for its close-up.

     

    The borough, out from under Manhattan's shadow, is at the center of New York's bid for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration will take DNC officials on a tour Monday and Tuesday to sell them on the city's ability to host the political party.

    Administration officials said Friday that they will showcase the Barclays Center, which would host the main events.

    They will also stress that the city can raise enough money to host the convention.

    And they want to alleviate concerns about transporting convention-goers from Manhattan, which has most of the city's hotel rooms, to Brooklyn.

    Tour stops include Gracie Mansion and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    New York is one of five cities bidding for the convention.

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