As first reported by The New York Times this afternoon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pitching his home borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

In a letter to DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, de Blasio says Brooklyn’s Barclays Center would be the principle venue for the event.

New York last hosted a national political convention in 2004, when Republicans re-nominated President George W. Bush.

But now, with a liberal populist resurgency embodied by de Blasio, New York City — and Brooklyn in particular — could be a way for Democrats nationally to showcase that.

Of course, New York resident Hillary Clinton may very well be the candidate for Democrats in 2016.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz by Nick Reisman