by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 13, 2014
New York City has emerged as one of the top three contenders to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, according to press reports. The other two contenders are Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio; two other cities -- Birmingham, Ala., and Phoenix -- are long shots, according to reports. The DNC's site-selection committee visited the Big Apple earlier this week, evaluating the bid that calls for holding the convention at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and housing most of the delegates in Manhattan. The decision is expected to be announced late this year or in early 2015.