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WATCH: Extra security at Trump Tower already sparking rage

Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't happy about the situation
By Alistair Gardiner | December 08, 2016 07:30AM

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to split time between the White House and his penthouse at Trump Tower Means That Fifth Avenue will be flooded with Secret Service and NYPD for the foreseeable future.

But who’s going to pay the estimated $500,000 daily cost of this extra security? What do the fences and armed guards mean for the tenants of nearby stores who pay the highest retail rents in the world? And will the security prove to be a perk for brokers trying to sell apartments at 721 Fifth Avenue?

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