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President-Elect Donald Trump's Name Taken Down From His Former Buildings

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Home & Design Editor
Updated: 12 July 2017
Hundreds of residents in New York’s Upper West Side neighborhood petitioned to get Donald Trump’s name removed from their buildings…and it worked.

On November 17th, a mere nine days after winning the United States’ presidential candidacy, it was confirmed that Trump’s name will be removed from three residential buildings on Riverside Boulevard. Although the buildings are no longer owned by Trump, it’s nevertheless a bold statement echoing out of New York.

Bystanders applauded as construction workers took down the gold lettering bearing Trump’s name. UWS resident Linda Gottlieb told ABC News that she and her neighbors were “so incensed and so upset” that they “felt they had to do something.” She started the petition to dump the Trump name back in October and said that “it was really great to feel that [their] voices were heard.”

However you feel about next President of the United States, it’s clear that New Yorkers want absolutely nothing to do with him.