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De Blasio lobbies for NYC Obama museum

The move follows rumors that the president may move to the city in 2017

June 07, 2014 01:00PM

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Columbia University

Columbia University

WEEKENDEDITION Mayor Bill de Blasio wants President Obama’s museum and library established at New York City’s Columbia University.

Although the presidential library will most likely go to Obama’s hometown of Chicago, the mayor is lobbying for the museum following rumors that the president might move to NYC in 2017, according to the New York Post.

“The president went to Columbia, has a real affection for the city, and we obviously can guarantee not only a lot of support for such a museum, but a huge number of people from around the world would be able to visit it,” De Blasio said. “I’ve certainly let the Obama team know that we’re excited about the idea and we will do anything we can to be helpful.” [NYP]Christopher Cameron

  • Anonymous

    Does De Blasio actually spend any time on important matters? Making ferrets legal as pets? Horse carriages? And the Obama museum….perfect. This guy need to get a clue and realize this isn’t effing Portland

  • MSNBC sux

    DeBlasio = Clueless

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