January 23, 2015

Dear DNC,
Brooklyn wants you!
We represent several small businesses owners in Brooklyn, all within a few blocks of the
Barclays Center. But Brooklyn is more than our place of business. It’s our home; it’s our kids’
home; it’s our community. We aren’t just Brooklyn business owners. We are Brooklyn. And
we’re excited to show you what that means if you let us host the Democratic Convention next
year.
Brooklyn has become one of the most welcoming, accepting and thriving communities anywhere
in the country. We are people of all colors, faiths and beliefs working together to make our
neighborhoods succeed … just like Democrats. We are people of all economic backgrounds,
income levels and financial means … just like Democrats. We’re a perfect match!
About ten years ago, people started talking about building a basketball arena down the block. As
always, there were some concerns about what impact it would have. What happened? Barclays
became a part of our neighborhood and brought new customers to our businesses and new stores
and restaurants to our streets and generally brought new ‘cool’ to our neighborhood. Now it’s
your turn to join our neighborhood, even if it’s only for a few days.
Let us show you and the nation what it means to be from Brooklyn.
Looking forward to seeing you in 2016,
Ahmed Khatari
Dubai Mini Mart
Mark Caserta
5th Avenue BID
Phillip Kellogg
Fulton Area Business (FAB) Alliance
Meredith Phillips Almeida
Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership
Mark Davidoff
Café Habana / Habana Outpost
Gina Jankowski
The Emerson
Michael Pintchick

Pintchik Ace Hardware
Pintchick Properties
Matthew Pintchick
Pintchik Ace Hardware
Pintchick Properties
Eladia Causil-Rodriguez
Eladia’s Kids
Ross Greenberg
Woodwork
Joe Del Prete
Brooklyn Bangers
Julian Brizzi
Rucola and Purslane Catering
Claudy Charles
Woodland Restaurant
Ofer Cohen
Terra CRG
Francine Stephens
Franny’s & Bklyn Larder
Frank Falcinelli & Frank Castronovo
Frankies Spuntino/Prime Meats
Gaia DiLoreto
By Brooklyn
Jody Kuh
Q+A Events and Production
Peter Reyes, CHA, GM
Best Western Plus Prospect Park
Alec Shtromandel
Union Hotel
Cindy VandenBosch
Turnstile Tours

Richard Kerekes
Twin America
Seth Kamil
Big Onion
Caylin Sanders
Escape Maker
Deborah Shwartz
Brooklyn Historical Society
Angela Terry
Therapy Wine Bar
Harvey Paul Davidson
GANYC
Kaytlyn Powers
Hampton Inn BK
Jim Friend
Friend Development
Brooklyn LW Hotel Associates
John Tichacek
Hotel Le Bleu
Doug Crowell
French Louie
Farid Ali
MG Hospitality Group
Joey Robinson
Big Bus Tours
Ibrahima Diallo
All NY Fun Tours
Paul Samulski
East River Ferry
Mark Levy
Levy’s Unique NY

Jamie Price
The Condor Hotel
Elizabeth Fox
Mark Morris Dance Group
Garette Ziem
Chelsea Hotels
Debra Garcia
Seaside Concert Series
Rocco Mangel
Rocco’s Tacos
Denise Luna
Sheraton Downtown Brooklyn
Javier Espinoza
Pio Bagel
Chris Giordano
MiMedia
Paula Ingram and Robert Hebron
Ingram & Hebron Realty
Matty Roff
Livingston Manor
Mina Saad
Angelica Pizzeria
Bryan Vaughan
Paper Garden Records
Akiva Ofshtein
Forno Rosso Pizzeria
Amy Bennett
The Greene Grape
Mike & Karen McMahon
McMahon’s Public House
Debbie Harris

Hush Tours
Jean Philippe
Aloft NY Brooklyn Hotel
Farid Ali
Miti Miti Taperia
Farid Ali
Bogota Latin Bistro
Dominique Young
New York Water Taxi
Paul Brogna
Urban Buddy
Alisa Hecht
Time Warner Cable
Harris Salat
Ganso
Kitty Hernandez
Brooklyn Colony
Lauryn Small
Latin Caribbean Bistro

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