Yesterday Mayor De Blasio said: “New York City’s creative energy has always fueled those who live and work here. This is where music, film, and art collide and where the Video Music Awards were born. There is no better place to host the MTV VMAs than in New York City at one of the most iconic venues in the world."
This will mark the twelfth time the show has been held there which is the most for any VMA location. Plus it's the 17th time the VMAs have been held in New York City.