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Jan 10, 2017

NYPD Calls Trump Tower Security Situation ‘Unprecedented’—But Won’t Say How They’ll Keep It Up

NYPD officials refer to the logistics of providing security for the President-elect and his family as "unique" and "unprecedented". Council Member Garodnick calls on the President-elect to not treat Trump Tower as a pied-à-terre.
Jan 10, 2017

NYPD official warns City about Trump's impact on police budget

At the Economic Development Committee hearing chaired by Council Member Garodnick, NYPD officials anticipated cuts in the number of officers on patrol if the city does not receive sufficient reimbursement from the federal government.
Jan 10, 2017

Biz sounds alarm over Trump Tower 'occupied zone'

Council Member Garodnick chairs City Council hearing that examined the estimated loss of millions of dollars in sales at local businesses near Trump Tower since Election Day.
Jan 10, 2017

NYC, businesses bemoan cost of Trump Tower security

Council Member Garodnick, City officials, and business leaders review the economic impact on local businesses and the city overall as a result of providing increased security for the President-elect.
Jan 10, 2017

Trump Tower headaches: City Council holds hearing on Fifth Avenue challenges

Council Member Garodnick chairs a City Council Economic Development Committee hearing on the economic impact of providing security to the President-elect.
Jan 10, 2017

Trump Tower security until President-elect's swearing-in will cost $37.4M — even more than expected

Council Member Garodnick seeks answers, as increasing costs of providing security to the President-elect threaten to push the NYPD overtime budget over the $500 million allocated.
Jan 10, 2017

Trump Tower security may have cost area businesses $40 million

Council Member Garodnick explores ways to improve the situation for local businesses on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower since Election Day.
Jan 10, 2017

City Council Questions Whether NYPD Should Protect Trump Tower and Who Should Pay for It

Council Member Garodnick and other City Council members deliberate the ongoing role of the NYPD in providing protection for the President-elect and securing funding to cover the $500,000-per-day expense.
Jan 4, 2017

Easing Congestion, 56th Street Reopened West of Trump Tower

Council Member Garodnick pens letter to the mayor requesting the reopening of 56th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
Jan 4, 2017

Trump Tower security: 56th Street to reopen between Fifth, Sixth avenues

Council Member Garodnick successfully negotiates the reopening of 56th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

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