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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:12 AM

 

New York probing Trump's closing of Trump Tower atrium for campaign events

New York City is investigating Donald Trump's practice of closing down the public atrium in Trump Tower for presidential campaign events that are off limits to the public.

In order to add more floors than zoning rules would otherwise allow, Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, agreed to create a two-story public atrium on the ground and lower floors of the building, which opened in 1983 on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.

But security staff wearing Trump badges spent several hours shooing away a growing crowd of New Yorkers and tourists from the doors on Tuesday morning after Trump decided to hold a news conference in the atrium to discuss his fundraising for veterans groups.

"Department of Building inspectors will be investigating the allegations that the (public atrium) was closed contrary to the building owner's agreement with the city," Joe Soldevere, a department spokesman, told Reuters on Tuesday.

There are scores of "privately owned public spaces," or POPS, throughout New York City, intended as a trade-off between developers who want to build taller and preserving space for the public in the city's densest neighborhoods.

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In the case of Trump Tower, the 6,000-square-foot public atrium, which is lined with pink marble, must be open to the public between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. every day, a fact advertised in large gold letters over the building's Fifth Avenue entrance.

As with other such spaces, it can be closed up to four times a year for a private event after permission from city officials.

Trump has held several events in the public areas of Trump Tower since launching his campaign in the atrium there last June.

Officials at the Department of City Planning, which grants permission to close a POPS for an event, and the Department of Buildings, which investigates violations, said they had no record of Trump ever seeking or being granted permission to shut out the public for a campaign event.


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-tower-idUSKCN0YM2O6

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Reply New York probing Trump's closing of Trump Tower atrium for campaign events (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2016 OP
Skittles Jun 2016 #1
spanone Jun 2016 #7
TeamPooka Jun 2016 #2
LittleGirl Jun 2016 #3
malaise Jun 2016 #5
Abouttime Jun 2016 #4
tanyev Jun 2016 #6
dbackjon Jun 2016 #8
Zambero Jun 2016 #9

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:16 AM

1. his idiotic fans really believe this elitist piece of shit has their backs?

it boggles the mind

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:00 AM

7. it truly does.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:38 AM

2. Art of t5he deal: A contract is meant to be broken. #TrumpsRulesortheHighway

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 04:44 AM

3. Rules? What Rules?

Trump is going to make his own rules and we the people just better step in line.

I really despise that bastard.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 07:25 AM

5. +1,000

Rules do not apply to Trump

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:32 AM

4. Charge him with a crime

 

I've said all along drump will end up convicted of a crime long before Hillary.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 08:13 AM

6. Those sleazy Dept of Building inspectors are so dishonest and so unfair!


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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 02:34 PM

8. Probably Mexican too. Or Puerto Rican - you know, not real Americans.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2016, 03:27 PM

9. Hey, I'm building a university here. OK?

So unfair. The ones who paid up loved it. Being treated very badly. Judge is a hater. Mexican too.

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