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Signs for the 2016 Democratic National Convention are seen outside the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn August 11, 2014.
Signs for the 2016 Democratic National Convention are seen outside the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn August 11, 2014.
(Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Is Brooklyn the place for the 2016 Democratic convention?

Brooklyn long ago completed its transformation from unhip to uber-cool. Now the borough wants to put its stamp on national politics.

Bill de Blasio, New York’s new mayor, has launched an enthusiastic campaign to make Brooklyn the home of the Democratic Party’s next political convention in 2016. Held once every four years, the convention serves to nominate the party’s presidential candidate and rally the party faithful.