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NYPD boss: Avenue outside Trump Tower to remain open

Associated Press Associated Press 23/11/2016

NEW YORK — New York City's police commissioner says busy Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan will stay open for now.

Commissioner Jim O'Neill says Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that, should things change, resilient New Yorkers will find an alternative path.

He described pedestrian foot traffic on the sidewalks outside President-Elect Donald Trump's namesake skyscraper as heavy. But he says it's moving.

He also called 57th Street near the building where Trump lives and headquarters his businesses as perhaps the slowest cross-town street in Manhattan.

That's because officials have barricaded that block where tower residents enter and have set up checkpoints manned by officers in guard booths.

O'Neill also tells host Joe Scarborough the department has received no specific or credible terror threats ahead of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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