Fortress Fifth Avenue: Post-election security near Trump Tower

- Midtown Manhattan is home to some of the most exclusive and expensive retail stores in the world. It is also home to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, the residence of President-elect Donald Trump.

This week when the election ended new inconveniences set in for some Midtown store owners and shoppers because some streets have been shut down.

Kevin Hill is the manager at the men's shoe store Crockett and Jones on West 56 Street, around the corner from Trump Tower. Hill worries what the next four years will bring and what it might not bring in terms of revenue.

Barricades, check points, police and secret service surround the Trump Tower. Across the street, protestors line the block. It is loud and crowded. Retailers worry this is a little intimidating for potential customers. It all comes on the brink of the holiday shopping season.

Tiffany and Co.'s flagship store is in the center of the action right next to Trump Tower. It has already made adjustments using ambassadors guiding shoppers to the 57 Street entrance when Fifth Avenue in front of trump tower is blocked off by police.

While this added security may bother retailers, tourists and New Yorkers seem to be taking the added traffic and sidewalk congestion in stride -- at least for now.

Like it or not, when the soon-to-be leader of the free world is your neighbor there is not much to do but adjust or move your store to another part of town.

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