Some New Yorkers are probably avoiding Fifth Avenue between East 55th and East 57th streets — and for good reason.
The security around Trump Tower, the midtown home of President-elect Donald Trump and his family, has quickly taken over the streets. Pedestrians can’t go inside Trump Tower without being screened by law enforcement and barriers have been put in place on Fifth Avenue.
The intense security likely won’t go away any time soon, as Trump’s wife, Melania, and youngest son, Barron, are planning to stay in New York when the incoming commander-in-chief heads to the White House come January.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the current security measures and how many people are impacted by them.