Another New York condo votes to remove 'Trump' from name

Residents in a New York City condominium on Thursday voted to remove President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE’s name from the building’s facade, the second time in four months that his name has been removed from a condo in the city.

About 55 percent of “Trump Place” condo owners at 120 Riverside Blvd. in Manhattan voted in favor of removing the large sign above the front door, the building’s condominium board announced in an email obtained by The Washington Post.

“Accordingly, arrangements are being made to have the ‘Trump Place’ signage removed from the building façade,” the email said.


It is unclear when the sign would be removed, the newspaper noted.

This is the second time recent months that residents have requested the president’s moniker be taken down.

Residents at another “Trump Place” up blocks away had the letters removed from the 46-story condominium in October.

The building began ensnared in a legal battle with the Trump Organization. But a judge ruled last May that the owners were not required to “use the identification ‘Trump’ on the facade of the premises" and that the Trump Organization was wrong to contend that they were contractually obligated.

Both of the buildings are on the site of a former rail yard that Trump helped develop in the 1990s when he was a real estate mogul.

The site was named Trump Place to honor him and, at one point, six buildings were named after him, The Post noted.

The Trump Organization does not manage the site or receive any licensing revenue from the Trump name, so the president’s company will not face a financial loss.

The Hill reached out to the Trump Organization on Thursday for comment.

Five other buildings have decided to remove Trump’s name since his election to the White House in 2016. Only “Trump Place” at 220 Riverside will keep its sign, the newspaper noted.

The board of managers at that property rejected a name change proposal in 2016, the Los Angeles Times reported. 

There are currently 11 other condo buildings in Manhattan adorned with Trump’s name.

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Eric Trump announced last week that the Trump Organization was postponing plans to open two new hotel lines across the U.S. because of the political “climate.”

“We live in a climate where everything will be used against us, whether by the fake news or by Democrats who are only interested in presidential harassment and wasting everyone’s time, barraging us with nonsense letters,” Eric Trump, one of the president's sons, said in a statement to The New York Times.

“We already have the greatest properties in the world and if we have to slow down our growth for the time being, we are happy to do it," he added.