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Donald Trump, big and brash like his hometown, now avoids NYC

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For decades, Donald Trump‘s identity was interwoven with his hometown of New York City: big, brash and dedicated to making money. Manhattan was the imposing backdrop as Trump transformed himself from local real-estate developer to celebrity businessman — skyscrapers and gossip pages featured his name — and during last year’s presidential campaign he’d fly thousands of miles to sleep in his own bed at Trump Tower. But since his inauguration more than two months ago, Trump has not set foot…

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For Donald Trump, the 1980s still hold relevance

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Bobby Knight. Don King. Sylvester Stallone. Many of President-elect Donald Trump‘s cultural touchstones, which he’d frequently name-drop at campaign rallies and on Twitter, were at their peak in the 1980s — the decade Trump’s celebrity status rose in New York, Trump Tower was built, “The Art of the Deal” was published and he first flirted with running for public office. The “Go Go 1980s” of New York were spurred by Wall Street’s rise. It was a brash decade in which…

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Donald Trump’s hands-on management style to be tested by presidency

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President-elect Donald Trump looked at hundreds of marble samples before selecting one for the lobby of Trump Tower. He can recall, in painstaking detail even decades later, how he stood in the cold and oversaw the ice-making process at Central Park’s rink. And, during the campaign, he personally reviewed every single campaign ad, rejecting some over the smallest of perceived flaws. The hands-on, minutiae-obsessed management style that Trump has relied on for decades in the business world will now be…

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As Florida’s unemployment rate reaches highest level in 24 years, Charlie Crist is pictured at lunch at the ESPN Zone in Manhattan

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Check out this photo snapped on the iPhone of Florida Governor Charlie Crist lunching at the ESPN Zone in Midtown Manhattan. For a guy already under fire for taking 10 weeks off a year, it isn’t a very good “optic” for the Governor to be fundraising out-of-the-state the day after the latest unemployment figures show that Florida’s rate is at its highest in 24 years. Since it is such a pressing issue, should you be back in Florida instead of…

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The Hamptons

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Don’t even ask me how I ended up where I am at. Don’t I’m serious. I’d like to say I have no clue how I ended up in Montauk, but I know exactly how this happened. A few weeks ago, I was living at Kim’s, playing dad. Now I’m in Montauk. Where’s Montauk? Well, it’s The End. That’s right…if there is a Beginning somewhere, then Montauk, as the locals will tell you, is The End. That’s where I am and…

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral at Christmastime

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“I can only guess how many movies have been made about New York City at Christmas time. It is a magical season with the lights and sounds of Christmas. People are in a festive mood, smiles abound, good will and holiday cheer are the order of the day. The Cathedral of St. Patrick is in the very heart of the New York’s celebration of Christmas. We stand up for the most important part of the season — the reason for…

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