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Trump Visit To NYC Will Create Traffic Nightmare For Several Days

Donald Trump at Trump Tower last year.
Donald Trump at Trump Tower last year. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Trump Tower
Trump Tower Photo Credit: trumptowerny.com

Donald Trump's return to New York City and, for the first time since he became president, Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, is expected to result in traffic issues starting late Sunday and last through Wednesday.

The NYPD will conduct a security clampdown during the visit, which is expected to last early into the week as Trump travels from his golf course in Bedminster, NJ to Washington, DC then to New York City.

Air Force One is expected to arrive Monday night at JFK Airport from Washington D.C. A 16-mile motorcade will then take the president to Trump Tower.

Trump said he would be in Manhattan for meetings, but neither he nor the White House communications office released further details.

Trump arrived Aug. 4 in Bedminster for a 17-day "working vacation," during which time renovations are being performed in the Oval Office and West WIng, including work on the air conditioning system.

Portions of Trump Tower must remain open to the public, even during his visit, under a zoning deal Trump made with the city, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Fifth Avenue will remain open to traffic during Trump's time in Manhattan, but there will be a heavy security presence and trucks traveling  on East 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues will be checked by federal agents using bomb-sniffing dogs. Some side streets will also be closed during the visit.

Trump is expected to return to Bedminster sometime on Wednesday.

Trump, who owns the $19 million Seven Springs estate in Bedford, also owns Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in Stormville and Trump National Westchester in Briarcliff Manor.

The Trump name also adorns Trump Tower At City Center in White Plains, Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, Trump Park Residences in Yorktown and the Donald J. Trump State Park on the Westchester/Putnam border.

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