Manhattan’s Trump Place To Drop Name

Bloomberg reports:

The Trump Place apartment complex on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is about to drop the president-elect’s name after an outcry by residents. The three rental buildings — at 140, 160 and 180 Riverside Blvd. — will be renamed for their street addresses, landlord Equity Residential said Tuesday in an e-mail.

“We are assuming a more neutral building identity that will appeal to all current and future residents,” the Chicago-based company said. The Trump Place name is emblazoned on the apartment buildings in gold letters, which are set to be removed this week.

Almost 600 people had signed an online petition urging the landlord to “Dump the Trump Name.” Equity Residential spokesman Marty McKenna said Tuesday that the company had a contractual obligation regarding the use of the name, and that the period of the contract has ended. The landlord has never paid the Trump Organization for use of the name, McKenna said in an e-mail.

I live a few blocks from Trump Palace on the Upper East Side and almost every day I see people taking selfies as they flip the bird towards the marquee. On a related note, 87% of New York County (Manhattan and Roosevelt islands) voted for Hillary.