NYC ending business ties with Trump Organization


He was born in Queens, built lavish Manhattan high-rises stamped with his name, and cemented his celebrity status with his New York City-based “Apprentice” reality series.

But on Wednesday, Donald Trump officially became something of a persona-non-grata in his native New York, as the city severed three contracts with the Trump Organization for his role in the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol last week.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: “In light of this criminal act, the city of New York has determined that it is within our power to terminate all contracts with the Trump organization. So we will no longer be doing any business at all."

Specifically, the city is moving to cancel contracts to operate the Central Park Carousel, two skating rinks, and the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, a city-owned golf course in the Bronx.

DeBlasio told MSNBC they earn about $17 million in profit annually for the Trump Organization.

Canceling the golf course contracts could take "a number of months," while the others could be severed in 25-30 days.

The New York-based Trump Organization did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Separately, a spokesman for the leading commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield said in an email that it will no longer do business with the Trump Organization.

The firm had served as agent for two high-profile Trump properties in Manhattan, according to Business Insider, including the president’s former residence, Trump Tower.

In late 2019, Trump officially changed his primary residence from Manhattan to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, where he has suggested he will live after his term ends.

Several neighbors have objected to the move, according to reports, saying he lost his legal right to live at Mar-a-Lago after he converted the estate to a private club in the early 1990s.