Brooklyn loses to Philly in bid to host DNC
Democrats will not be saying “Hello Brooklyn” in 2016.
The party has settled on Philadelphia as the site for the next Democratic National Convention, although Brooklyn was in the running as one of three finalists.
“You have to dream big to be big, and no one dreams bigger than Brooklyn,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams upon hearing the news. “Our pursuit of hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention was a valiant pursuit that made us stronger and more united as a borough. Brooklynites also benefitted from the national platform to tell our story of diversity, innovation and resilience, a story that makes us the most vibrant place on the planet.”
The convention is held every four years by the Democratic Party in order to select and confirm candidates for both president and vice president.