On Thursday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and some members of Congress revealed that the city is going to bid for the holding of the Democratic National Convention in the Big Apple.
Sources said if the bid becomes successful, it would be the first time the city has been successful in drawing the DNC here since 1992, when former President Bill Clinton became the party’s presidential nominee.
“This is a Team New York moment,” Adams said.
“We all benefit by allowing and bringing the convention here to the city,” Adams added.
Aside from Adams, also present during the press conference are Reps. Adriano Espaillat, Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, and Hakeem Jeffries.
The lawmakers explained they are supporting the bid because not only the city is a premier spot because of its hotels, restaurants, and other attractions, but that it’s also appropriate to hold the convention here for its symbolism — in a city that was once the epicenter of the COVID pandemic, as the country continues its slog toward normalcy.
“As the world’s business, creative and cultural capital, New York offers the Democratic Party the perfect backdrop to show our party’s ideals,” Nadler said.
“And like before the 1924 Democratic Convention in Madison Square Garden nearly a century ago, New York City was the epicenter of a pandemic. Now we are the epicenter for recovery,” Nader added.