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.
Monday, August 01, 2016
My op-ed in City & State's NY Slant: WHY DE BLASIO'S PROBABLY GLAD THE DNC DIDN'T COME TO BROOKLYN:
Read the rest of the piece on NY Slant, and consider these additional graphics, first road closures in Philadelphia, then road closures in Cleveland: