Tag Archives: NYC

Protecting Trump Costs NYC $1 Million Per Day

CNN reports: Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family is costing New York City more than $1 million a day, according to three city officials. And those costs won’t necessarily drop significantly once he moves to the White House. That’s because Melania Trump and their 10-year old son Barron expect to stay at their home at Trump Tower in midtown …

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REPORT: Melania Won’t Move To The White House So Son Can Continue Attending School In Manhattan

The New York Post reports: Future First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron will not be moving to the White House after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, The Post has learned. The president-elect’s 46-year-old wife and their 10-year-old son are staying put at the family’s glitzy Trump Tower penthouse so that Barron can continue attending his Upper West Side private …

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BROADWAY BABY: Trump Has Tantrum After Hamilton Cast Member Addresses Mike Pence From The Stage

USA Today reports: Vice-president elect Mike Pence made a surprise visit to watch the award-winning Broadway show Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre Friday night, and received a loud chorus of boos from the audience as he made way to his seat. At the conclusion of the show, cast members addressed Pence’s appearance — as a group locked in hand-to-hand …

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NEW YORK CITY: Rush Hour Gridlock As Trump Shuts Down Lincoln Tunnel So He Can Get To His Golf Club

A regular man of the people. NBC New York reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s motorcade shut down the Lincoln Tunnel in both directions at the outset of the evening rush Friday, backing up traffic for well over an hour as frustrated drivers vented over social media. Trump left his residence at Trump Tower in midtown late Friday afternoon, then hit I-495 …

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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 …

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Anti-Trump Protesters March Nationwide [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in at least 10 cities to march against president-elect Donald Trump – and numerous college students and faculty leaders took to social media to announce support groups and even postponed exams. Protests were underway in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn. and several …

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INSERT JOKE: Trump Tower Fortified With Dump Trucks

Gothamist reports: The NYPD is helping the Secret Service ramp up security outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue this afternoon to levels befitting the president-elect, according to an NYPD spokesman. In addition to the row of Sanitation Department trucks parked end to end outside the tower since Tuesday, police have placed white concrete barriers emblazoned with the NYPD logo across …

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary To Give Concession Speech

TIME reports: Hillary Clinton is expected to deliver her concession speech at approximately 10.30am EST Wednesday, from the New Yorker Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. It will be the first time that the former presidential candidate will publicly address her staff and supporters following her unexpected defeat to Donald Trump. Clinton had been expected to give the speech at the Jacob Javits …

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HORROR: Trump Cake Seen Taken Into Trump Tower

If you haven’t been on Twitter in the last hour, you’re missing out on what will surely be a full night of #TrumpCake memes. The Hill reports: A cake of Donald Trump was spotted being wheeled into Trump Tower on Tuesday afternoon, according to an ABC News reporter. The cake is sculpted to look like the Republican presidential nominee. Some …

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Trump Booed At Own Polling Station [VIDEO]

Via Jezebel: Donald Trump showed up this morning to vote in New York City, where he was greeted by a warm show of support from his friends and neighbors—just kidding, they booed him the whole time. Video from outside PS 59 shows a group of people booing loudly as Trump, accompanied by his wife, Melania, scurried inside the building to …

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NEW YORK CITY: Madonna Gives Surprise Free Concert For Hillary In Washington Square Park [VIDEO]

Billboard reports: Madonna gave New Yorkers the surprise of a lifetime when she serenaded the crowd at Washington Square Park on Monday night (Nov. 7) with a special acoustic performance in support of Hillary Clinton. She stood in the center of Washington Square Fountain surrounded by a group comprised mostly of NYU students and cheered as she performed covers of …

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NEW YORK CITY: No Charges For Man Who Spurred Terrorism Alert At Metropolitan Opera Performance

Last weekend two performances of the Metropolitan Opera were canceled when a counter-terrorism response team evacuated Lincoln Center after a man scattered the ashes of his “opera mentor” into the orchestra pit. Yesterday the NYPD announced that the man will not be charged with any crime, even though his act cost the Met an estimated $500,000. The New York Times …

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“Superstitious” Trump To Hold Small Election Night Party So He Doesn’t Jinx Things With Big Celebration

The Washington Post reports: Donald Trump, whose campaign has been defined heavily by large rallies in arenas, fairgrounds and stadiums, will spend election night in a more intimate setting: a hotel ballroom in Manhattan. The Republican presidential nominee will hold his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown, Trump spokesman Jason Miller confirmed Wednesday night. The hotel is …

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NYC Unveils Routes For Brooklyn-Queens Streetcars

The New York Times reports: As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration moves forward on plans for a new streetcar line from Queens to Brooklyn, city officials on Tuesday unveiled the different routes they are considering for the project. The $2.5 billion waterfront streetcar would run on streets in some of New York City’s most popular and crowded neighborhoods along the …

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New York Daily News Re-Endorses Hillary

From the editorial board of the New York Daily News: The Daily News again extends its wholehearted endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton. We do so with faith that Clinton would be a transformative leader for the good, far beyond making history as the first female President. And we do so with fact-based, fearful conviction that Donald Trump would lead a …

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NEW YORK CITY: Counter-Terrorism Squad Evacuates Opera House After Man Tosses Human Ashes Into Pit

Gothamist reports: The suspicious substance that led to last night’s evacuation of the Metropolitan Opera House may have been a man’s ashes, police said yesterday. Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m., members of the Met’s orchestra noticed a man in a suit who began sprinkling a powdery substance in the orchestra pit during the second intermission of “Guillaume Tell.” Shortly afterwards, …

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NEW YORK CITY: Petition Launched To Legalize Bodega Cats After Bitchy One-Star Yelp Review Goes Viral

Bodega cats are a beloved Gotham institution and the subjects of popular Tumblr and Instagram accounts. But their technical illegality is in the news this week thanks to an outraged Yelp review that has gone locally viral. Yahoo News reports: Don’t mess with the bodega cats. Walk into any corner store a.k.a bodega in New York City, and you’ll find …

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NEW YORK CITY: LaGuardia Temporarily Closed After Mike Pence’s Plane Skids Off The Runway [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: A charter aircraft carrying Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence slid off the runway Thursday night while landing at LaGuardia Airport in the New York City borough of Queens, prompting a temporary closure of the entire airport. About an hour and a half after the incident, one of LaGuardia’s two runways has reopened for arriving and departing …

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Hillary’s Victory Party Set For NYC’s Javits Center

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton’s election night celebration will be at the Jacob K. Javits Center on the West Side of Manhattan. Clinton’s campaign sent out a “save the date” to offices on Capitol Hill alerting lawmakers and their aides about the event, noting that they will be sending out “additional information shortly.” The email came from Clinton’s “political team” and …

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BROOKLYN: Ultra-Orthodox Sect’s Ear-Splitting Shabbat Alarm Brings Hearing Damage Complaints [VIDEO]

The alarm sounds much like a high-pitched air raid siren. Gothamist reports: Long-time Brooklynites may be familiar with the siren noises that resound on Friday evenings in neighborhoods across the borough. This noise, which signals the beginning of Shabbat, gives observant Jews a heads up that it’s time to head home before sundown. The sirens are especially common in neighborhoods …

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