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Page Six: NYC Goofed With Grammys

Richard Johnson has an ax to grind with the city over losing the opportunity to host both the Grammy awards and the Latin Grammys. Johnson's Page Six column lays blame with Mayor Michael Bloomberg's deputy mayor for economic development Dan Doctoroff and those who work under him. After returning to New York this year, the Grammy ceremony is heading back to Los Angeles in 2004, and the Latin Grammys will be held in Miami.

"The mayor of Miami was more effective in winning them. It is a shame. A lot of people were paid to help bring the Latin Grammys to New York and they didn't," political consultant and Bronx public relations maven Joe Wiscovitch told Page Six. "If they had hustled and really sold New York to the Latin Academy with a full-court press, and wined and dined them, they could have gotten [the awards show] here. But Miami had Emilio and Gloria Estefan and the Miami mayor raising money and promising all sorts of things."

Posted 05.07.03

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