This Is New York City, According to the ‘This Is New York City’ Ad for Brooklyn to Host the 2016 DNC

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Mayor de Blasio's plan to bring the next Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn now has a commercial. "From Barclays to Broadway," the voice-over offers, "Carroll Gardens to Corona. The Apollo Theater to the Staten Island Ferry." (Flashy and new, but also working-class and diverse!) "This is a city where history is made in the Bronx, while dinner is served in Queens, and memories are made in Brooklyn." Based on the accompanying montage, New York City also offers:

  • Lots of brownstones
  • Occasional Kevin Garnett appearances
  • Plenty of green taxis
  • Food trucks
  • Moms and babies in quirky winter hats
  • Neon signage art
  • Hipsters taking cabs
  • Cute kids with floppy hair
  • Tourists taking photos in the middle of the street
  • The LCD Soundsystem documentary playing at BAM
  • Dim sum
  • Artisanal cocktails
  • Russ & Daughters
  • The Statue of Liberty

Sounds about right.