Heightened Security and Protests Make Trump Tower Residents and Businesses Move Out
Living in Trump Towers ain’t what it used to be.
The commotion erupting around Trump Towers has become something of a hindrance to residents as well as businesses.
A month ago traffic was terrible around Trump Towers, and now it is at a standstill. As a result, garbage trucks cant get to the block between Fifth and Sixth, resulting in a stinky pile of rejected trash bags.
Trump’s glittering persona has also crippled businesses in the vicinity.
“Not happy at all,” said Bobby Ostrozubi, a restaurant manager whose business on Friday was down 20%.
“It’s affecting my pockets, we depend on gratuity, we depend on tips,” Ostrozubi said.
The mayor and police commissioner expect this to continue for the next 65 days. President-elect Donald Trump will be spending most of his time in his tower until election day. And when you need to speak with the king, you have to go to his castle.
The areas between 53rd and 57th streets, from Madison to Sixth avenues will be terrible. No traffic allowed on 56th and reduced lanes on Fifth Avenue.
“Pedestrian volumes on Fifth Avenue are probably some of the highest in the western world,” said Polly Trottenberg, NYC Transportation Commissioner.
You have to go through intense security check points to get inside Trump Towers. For every business inside Trump Towers, that means each employee’s day just increased a few hours. In addition, most customers will seek out stores that don’t require an hour long line.
Wealthy residents of Trump Towers are moving out of their luxury apartments because they don’t like the security as well as the screaming protesters outside their windows.
“These are wealthy people, they don’t need this and they can’t take it any longer,” said a real estate broker who has received calls from irate residents looking to move out.
Trump has been thinking about conducting his job from Trump Towers, and not even stepping foot in the White House. If he does that, the Manhattan pandemonium might last for four long years.
Tiffany & Co., the world famous jewelry store is right next to Trump Towers. The main entrances to the two buildings are right next to each other. Tiffany’s sales have been adversely affected by the vicious outside protests. Analysts estimate that the flagship store’s traffic could be cut in half.
Don’t forget that this is occurring November and December, Christmas time. The biggest time of year for retail.
Originally published at POLITICAL HAZE.