NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — What’s in a name? For three apartment buildings in New York City, it’s no longer “Trump.”READ MORE: Rapper Pooh Shiesty, Now Facing Federal Charges, To Remain Locked Up
Workers pried 3-foot-high gold letters spelling “Trump Place” off the buildings Wednesday.
In some places, a shadow of the old name still lingered. The workers scraped and power-washed the surface where the letters had been.READ MORE: Monroe Co. Has New Re-Entry Stickers In Case Of Checkpoints
New signage now displays the buildings’ street addresses.
Hundreds of residents had signed a petition to remove the name after the release of a recording of Donald Trump boasting about kissing women without their consent.
The Chicago-based company that bought the buildings in 2005 says the goal was a “neutral building identity.” Equity Residential chairman Sam Zell tells The New York Times the petition signed by tenants had “no role” in the decision.MORE NEWS: University Of Miami Study: Male Reproduction Not Affected By Pfizer, Moderna COVID Vaccines
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