2019年11月1日 星期五

N.Y. Today: Trump Breaks Up With New York

What you need to know for Friday and the weekend.

Trump Breaks Up With New York

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By aaron randle and corey kilgannon

It's Friday.

Weather: Sunny, breezy and cool today and through the weekend, topping out in the low to mid-50s.

Alternate-side parking: Suspended today for All Saints Day.

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It's official: President Trump is turning his back on New York.

It seems hard to imagine a figure like Mr. Trump coming out of any other city. His career and celebrity have been intertwined with New York, his outsize personality and public image forged in the hustle and grind of Manhattan.

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But a month ago, Mr. Trump changed his official address from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue — his primary residence since it was built in 1983 — to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.

A lifelong New Yorker until he became president, Mr. Trump was shaped by the city where he grew up and built glitzy towers bearing his name. It was here that he walked on countless red carpets, held news conferences — and married, then divorced, his first two wives.

All the while providing endless fodder for the city's tabloid newspapers.

After The Times broke the story on Thursday night, Mr. Trump said on Twitter: "Despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state."

Governor Cuomo, who has feuded with the president, offered his own take: "Good riddance. It's not like Mr. Trump paid taxes here anyway."

Highlights of Mr. Trump's life in New York:

A child of Queens

Mr. Trump was born and raised in Queens, and as a young man he began working for his father, Fred Trump, whose real estate development company held properties largely in Brooklyn and Queens.

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Mr. Trump eventually took over the business, named it the Trump Organization and began focusing on building in Manhattan.

An early footprint in Manhattan

One of Mr. Trump's earliest prominent projects in Manhattan came with the renovation of the Commodore Hotel in 1978. Within two years he would develop Trump Tower and more than a dozen other eponymous buildings in New York.

The Trump International Hotel and Tower soars over Central Park as the crown jewel of the family business.

Although Mr. Trump is known for his insistence on placing the family surname on his properties, the Trump Organization has recently began removing the moniker from some New York properties.

Two weddings, two divorces in New York

Mr. Trump married his first wife, Ivana (mother of Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka), in 1977 at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan.

After a highly publicized divorce, he married Marla Maples (mother of Tiffany) in 1993 at the Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom. He married the first lady, Melania Trump (mother of Barron), in Palm Beach in 2005.

A campaign kickoff on home turf

In 2016, Mr. Trump descended by escalator to the lobby of Trump Tower and proceeded to a bank of microphones to announce his candidacy for president. He immediately set a controversial tone by saying that Mexico was sending "people that have lots of problems," including rapists, to the United States.

Trump's penchant for controversy was forged in New York

His comments in 1989 about the Central Park Five rape case was one of his many controversial turns.

The president is hardly a popular figure among New Yorkers.

He has rarely returned home since becoming president. His name has been removed from many of his properties, including the Trump SoHo hotel and the Trump Place condos on the Upper West Side.

The Trump Organization also recently removed his name from signs at two ice rinks it operates in Central Park.

And it is in New York that the attempt to reveal his tax returns has made the most progress.

Recently, a federal judge ordered Mr. Trump's accountants to turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney — an order Mr. Trump has appealed.

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Coming up this weekend

Friday

Learn about "Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life" at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. 11 a.m. [$20]

Saturday

Explore the Comic Arts Brooklyn festival at the Pratt Institute's ARC Building. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. [Free]

Previews of the part-performance, part-installation "Black History Museum … According to the United States of America" begin at HERE in Manhattan. 7 p.m. [$15]

Sunday

Head to MoMA PS1's Fall Open House for an afternoon of artist talks and film screenings. Noon-6 p.m. [Free]

Bring your old jack-o'-lanterns to Pumpkin Smash 2019 for some composting, fun and games at Corlears Hook Park in Manhattan. 10 a.m. [Free]

— Julia Carmel and Melissa Guerrero

Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events, see the going-out guides from The Times's culture pages.

And finally: How to watch a marathon

The Times's Michael Gold reports:

Training for the New York City Marathon can be a solitary affair. The race, though, is a public celebration.

On Sunday, more than 50,000 people will run a 26.2-mile course that will take them through all five boroughs. And many more people will come out to watch.

"On that day, you've got a million people cheering for you," said Michael Capiraso, the president and chief executive of New York Road Runners, which organizes the marathon. "The inspiration and the impact from the people along the sides of the course is so invaluable."

Here are some places where you can cheer the runners on.

Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn: Support is crucial toward the start of the race, after runners descend from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.

Lafayette Avenue, between Fulton Street and Bedford Avenue, in Brooklyn: This is a particularly festive stretch for watching.

East 138th Street in the Bronx: Around the 20th mile of the race, when runners often experience "the wall" — a challenging period when energy wanes.

Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem: Runners here can benefit from extra encouragement before heading down Fifth Avenue toward the finish line.

The race is an all-day event. The first wave of runners is expected to start at around 8:30 a.m. The last wave may start around 11 a.m.

It's Friday — get a move on.

Metropolitan Diary: Subway summer

Dear Diary:

I was about to swipe my MetroCard at Penn Station when I glanced at the digital countdown clock in front of me. I pulled back my hand.

"The next uptown isn't for another 12 minutes," I said to my friend Ilan.

"I'm sure it's wrong," he said, charging through the turnstile.

"When it's bad, it's never wrong," I said, grudgingly swiping my card.

We climbed the stairs toward the No. 1. It was past midnight, and the temperature in the station must have been over 100 degrees.

"Follow me," Ilan said. "There are some cool spots on the other side."

We zigzagged along the platform, slowing every few steps to test the heat's intensity against our faces. A feeling of sweltering despair began to set in.

"Come on," Ilan said. "Let's walk back so we can at least get onto a subway car that pulls in closer to the 72nd Street exit."

With Ilan now trailing, I trudged toward the other end of the platform.

"Wait," he yelled.

I swung around. He was standing at the edge of the platform, gazing at a corroded grating above. A smile spread across his sweaty face.

I hurried toward him, stopping when I felt a light breeze fanning me from above. We stood there, our necks craned back, not saying a word.

We had six minutes until the train would arrive.

— Aaron Kaplowitz

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