>> In a city of 8 million, traffic is always a problem, but Donald Trump is making it worse. The president-elect says he'd like to spend as much time as he can at his Trump Tower penthouse in New York City. That means beefed up security on a section of 5th Avenue that had already suffered from gridlock.
>> I think it's obscene. It's obscene. He can go to his place in Westchester and cozy up to his fancy, wealthy friends.>> Incoming presidents traditionally take the White House as their full-time residence, though Trump's penchant for working out of the gilded tower that bears his name, has local businesses concerned.
Obicá restaurant GM Dominic Amotto says it's already affected his bottom line.>> Down 20%. Down 20% across the board, which is not good.>> It's become such an issue that Mayor Bill DeBlasio felt compelled to address the growing controversy.>> Obviously, traffic in midtown has to flow and obviously, the president-elect and his entire team have to be protected.
>> Left unresolved, congestion may be exacerbated as holiday shoppers descend on 5th Avenue.