U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) speaks on the steps of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC AP Photo/Alex Brandon
New York City Mayor Eric Adams, joined by elected officials from New York, state and federal government, last week launched the city’s bid to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention (DNC).
The city hosted the Republican National Convention in 2004, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The last time he hosted the Democratic National Convention was in 1992.
While making all major venues available for the convention, the bid proposes Madison Square Garden as the main venue for the event, with the Jacob K. Javits Center available to host different components of the event, allowing the whole the convention – from venues and offices to hotels. and media – less than 20 minutes walk.
“It’s the most diverse city in America, and one that reflects not just the Democratic Party, but the entire nation. There’s no better place for the DNC to host its convention than the city of New York, which is why we are proud to submit our bid today for the 2024 convention,” said Mayor Adams.
“New York City is poised and ready to host the DNC for the 2024 convention, and we look forward to showcasing all that the Big Apple has to offer,” said Andrew Kimball, president and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. “The hundreds of millions of dollars generated by the convention would go a long way to supporting the ongoing recovery of many businesses, retailers, hotels, restaurants and others who have suffered during the pandemic.”
“As the senior member of the New York Congressional delegation, I am proud to offer my strong support for New York City’s bid to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention,” said U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler ( D-Manhattan-Brooklyn). “New York is the most dynamic and diverse city in the world. It provides the perfect backdrop to present the ideas of the Democratic Party platform, our party members, and our candidate to the American people.
“I am thrilled that New York City is making an offer to host the 2024 DNC convention,” said U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan-Greenpoint-Queens). “It’s been 30 years since the DNC Convention was held in New York, and it’s time for it to return.”
“New York is a magnificent mosaic whose diversity has long fueled the Democratic Party,” said U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn). “From President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Shirley Chisholm to Majority Leader Charles Schumer and many others, our city has also given the party its best for leading this push.”
Hosting the convention would provide a significant boost to New York City’s economy, directly benefiting many small businesses that have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the 2016 convention — the last in-person Democratic national convention — Philadelphia brought in $230.9 million in economic activity and more than 54,000 visitors to the area, and city officials predict that number will continue to rise. more important for 2024.
The proposal also highlights the city’s extensive security experience for large-scale events and a range of convenient transportation options, including three domestic airports offering nonstop service to 2,000 cities in the United States. and around the world and a rich public transport system with trains, buses, ferries and Citi Bikes for fast rental to get around the city.
“No other place hosts big events on a global stage quite like New York, and we’re proud to be part of the effort to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention,” said Fred Dixon, President and CEO, NYC & Company. “Hosting the DNC in 2024 would signal the continued recovery of the business sector and underscore New York’s position as the events capital of the world.