CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) First lady Michelle Obama, Second lady Dr. Jill Biden, Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama, and Democratic vice presidential candidate, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stand on stage after accepting the nomination during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC, which concludes today, nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

New York City made its final pitch Friday to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Brooklyn.

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the Democratic National Committee’s chairwoman, who toured the Barclays Center, the arena at the center of the city’s proposal.

“I know it’s highly competitive,” de Blasio told reporters at an unrelated news conference. “I know we’re coming down to the wire.”

Wasserman Schultz went with the mayor to Barclays about 3:30 p.m.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), at a separate news conference, said that the city would subsidize hotel rooms for delegates to keep costs in line with cheaper cities.

Though past New York conventions for both parties have been held at Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan, Schumer said visitor accommodations in the Brooklyn proposal would generally be closer than in almost any other convention the Democrats have held in the past.