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

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.

This Is New York City, According to 2016 DNC Ad