New bill could declare December 4th as "Jay-Z Day" in NYC

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
Bill proposed to declare Dec 4th 'Jay Z Day' in NYC
A legislation has been proposed to officially recognize December 4th as Jay Z Day in the Big Apple.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A new bill could soon reintroduce December 4th as "Jay-Z Day" in the Big Apple.

New York City Councilmembers introduced a legislation earlier this month to recognize the Brooklyn-born MC and mogul's birthday as its own official day in New York City.

According to the resolution, the bill would celebrate the "Book of HOV" subject's "legendary status as a masterful MC and lyricist and as an innovative entrepreneur."

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who coined the iconic line, "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man," recently took over his home borough over the summer with the record-setting "Book of HOV" exhibit at Brooklyn Public Library.

According to the library, the career-spanning tribute brought in more than 600,000 visitors -- a 74% increase in the Central Library branch's attendance.

Limited-edition library cards exclusively available across Brooklyn Public Library branches sparked a whopping increase in memberships in addition to thousands of attendees.

Nearly 4,000 people signed up library cards following the debut of Jay-Z "The Book of Hov" exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library.

The library also had nearly 11,000 patrons during the exhibit's final day, which fittingly fell on Jay-Z's birthday.


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