Brooklyn Is One Step Closer to Hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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On Monday, DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced that Phoenix and Birmingham were out of the running to host the 2016 convention, leaving Columbus, Philadelphia and, yes, New York City as the finalists. And should the Democratic machine choose us over a place with swing voters, Mayor de Blasio intends to make Barclays Center — and, by extension, Brooklyn — the center of the action. A decision is expected sometime early next year, which means that the people who live off of the Atlantic Avenue stop still have a little time to save themselves from a hellish week of (worse-than-usual) gridlock and (huger-than-usual) crowds by somehow sabotaging the bid.