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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

 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