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Trump presidency snarls Manhattan traffic

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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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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.
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>> Left unresolved, congestion may be exacerbated as holiday shoppers descend on 5th Avenue.