Thursday, January 15, 2015
NYC may not be getting the DNC
“New York, with Mayor de Blasio, and some of the people who’ve been around him and all the police controversies,” said Baruch College political science professor Thomas Halper, regarding the DNC coming here, “New York may be too hot to handle.”
He was commenting on newly released information about private investment in attracting the event that could pump up to $340 million into the area economy, according to some estimates. Bringing the DNC to New York requires the city to raise $100 million in pledges from private donors. A month ago, it had raised $15 million, according to the mayor’s office. Now, a month later, the figure has barely budged to only $16 million.
This is about as upsetting as not getting the Olympics.