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Forget the key to the highway: Music man Clive Davis now has one to New York.
On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated “the Brooklyn poet” during his daily briefing at Brooklyn Borough Hall by presenting him with a key to New York City.
“He’s a son of Brooklyn, so it was a lifelong dream for him,” a rep for Davis told Page Six.
Hizzoner thanked Davis for “his extraordinary contribution to the culture and philanthropy of New York City,” according to Davis’ rep.
At the mayor’s request, Davis gave a speech where he talked about growing up in the borough, playing sports on Brooklyn’s streets, and attending P.S. 161 Erasmus Hall High School.
After the briefing, an impressed de Blasio pulled Davis aside and asked, “How’d you pull that [speech] off with no rehearsal? You are a poet,” he gushed.
“That was unbelievable. I could hear a pin drop. I could have listened for hours,” de Blasio added.
Davis worked with the de Blasio administration on the “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” in Central Park in August. Earth, Wind and Fire, Jennifer Hudson, LL Cool J and Barry Manilow were a few of the acts who took the stage before a thunderstorm forced the concert to end early.
The music legend, who produced and discovered music stars like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Janis Joplin, will celebrate the mayor’s honor with dinner at Peter Luger Steakhouse.
“He’s continuing the Brooklyn theme. It’s going to be an intimate gathering of family and friends,” his rep said.
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