Thursday, August 17, 2017

Midtown Madness

The streets of Midtown NYC are crazy enough, but with President Trump in town at his home on Fifth Avenue traffic is just insane. For security the crosstown streets between 59th Street and 56th Street were closed from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue, and Fifth Avenue was closed to downtown traffic between those cross streets. The block between 57th and 56th Streets on Fifth Avenue, in front of the President's residence was bumper to bumper sanitation department trucks, and the opposite side of the avenue was bumper to bumper police vehicles.

The store owners on those blocks, who must pay exorbitant rents, were doing zero business. But there were demonstrators aplenty.