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Daily News: BDB vs. cops may shadow DNC bid; News12 suggests residents "push" for convention

Ok, so these articles are in a bit of tension, right?

First, an exclusive last night from the Daily News, Bill de Blasio's tense relationship with the NYPD casting shadow over DNC bid, which suggests some Democrats fear lingering bad feeling between the mayor and cops would distract from the happy news about the next nominee

Then, News12 Brooklyn has Residents push to bring DNC to Barclays Center, which cites the the Mayor's Office and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, then another Philip Kellogg, director of the Fulton Area Business Alliance, who says, "We see a great opportunity for the small businesses,"

Maybe, but not if they have to close, and we don't know how far that closure map would extend from the Barclays Center.

None of the above actually reflect the headline, but then two apparent passers-by, from Park Slope, say they support the convention because--to truncate--"There's a lot of wonderful things happening in Brooklyn," and "I'm sort of an ardent Democrat."