Monday, August 01, 2016

Why de Blasio's probably glad the DNC didn't come to Brooklyn (hint: logistics)

My op-ed in City & State's NY Slant: WHY DE BLASIO'S PROBABLY GLAD THE DNC DIDN'T COME TO BROOKLYN:
Mayor Bill de Blasio did not have a stellar time at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as he was relegated to a non-prime time speaking spot. Lingering questions about the city's property dispositions and staff departures further cloud his mayoralty.
Still, he must have breathed a sign of relief that the DNC had not come to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as he and a host of allies advocated, since it likely would have been a logistical mess.
Read the rest of the piece on NY Slant, and consider these additional graphics, first road closures in Philadelphia, then road closures in Cleveland:

Then consider the Barclays Center environs:

1 comment:

  1. Good article, very true. Frightening to think of the chaos and risks to city dwellers had the convention come to NY.

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