How to Watch the Democratic Debate in Brooklyn

Photo of Duggal Greenhouse via Brooklyn Navy Yard. Photo of Hillary Clinton by Marc Nozell via Flickr. Photo of Bernie Sanders by Phil Roeder via Flickr


    The highly anticipated debate between Democratic Party presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton takes place Thursday, April 14, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

    The debate may influence the outcome of the New York primary, which takes place five days later on Tuesday, April 19. The race is close, and both candidates have important ties to Brooklyn. If Sanders wins, it could add a sizable number of delegates to his side. Here are all the details.

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    The interior of the Dugall Greenhouse. Photo via Dugall Greenhouse

    When: 9 pm. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, April 14

    Where: The Duggal Greenhouse at 63 Flushing Avenue, in Building 268 of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

    Who’s hosting: CNN

    Who’s moderating: CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, with questions from CNN’s Dana Bash and NY1’s Errol Louis

    Can I get tickets? Probably not. The event is not open to the public, the debate organizers told DNAinfo. Rather, each candidate will have a set number of tickets that they can give out however they wish. So unless you’re cozy with one of the campaigns, your chances of attending in person are slim.

    How can I watch it? The debate will air live on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español and NY1. It will be live-streamed online and on mobile devices at CNNgo or the CNN iPad app.

    How can I listen to it? The audio will be broadcast via CNN’s SiriusXM channel.

    What about drinks? Expect numerous Brooklyn bars to broadcast the debate. One that is already planning on it is Canal Bar in Gowanus.

    What is the Duggal Greenhouse? Borough President Adams has urged the candidates to change the location of the debate to Brownsville — an area that Adams calls “a neighborhood in crisis.” The Greenhouse, by contrast, is far from troubled. It’s a showcase for one of the great Brooklyn success stories: the rebirth of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. A recent winner of a Building Brooklyn Award, the Greenhouse is a $10 million, 100,000-square-foot event space designed by Studios Go architect Gregory Okshteyn.

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