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President Set to Embark on 3-Day NYC Trip, Will Stay at Trump Tower for First Time Since Inauguration: Sources

What to Know

  • The three-day visit expected to begin Sunday marks Donald Trump's first trip to Trump Tower since inauguration
  • The president has been spending time at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf course
  • The NYPD says drivers should avoid Midtown or plan for significant delays and heavy congestion

President Trump is set to embark on a three-day visit to New York City that will include overnights at Trump Tower, marking his first trip to his Manhattan home since the inauguration in January, law enforcement sources familiar with the White House plans tell NBC 4 New York. 

Details on Trump's plans while in New York and specifics on the timeline weren't immediately clear, but the president is expected to arrive at Trump Tower some time Sunday afternoon or evening and leave Wednesday. 

The sources say NYPD has an existing detail protecting the president's home and office, and resources are flexible depending on any situation, including protests, that develops.

The NYPD says drivers should avoid Midtown during the trip and that there will be heavy congestion, significant delays, street closures and security checkpoints in the area of Trump Tower at Fifth Avenue and East 57th Street. For a list of street closures and other NYPD advisories for the Trump's trip, click here.

Trump, who has been at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf course, tweeted Monday he planned to come to New York early next week "for more meetings," but didn't specify dates or how long.

Police officials estimate the cost of securing the president while he's in town is roughly $300,000 per day, but that could easily change based on whom he's with, where he's headed and whether there are protests.

"The NYPD is the most expert police force on earth in terms of handling visits by an American president,'' Mayor de Blasio said earlier this week. "They do an outstanding job. I think that we're going to be ready by any measure.'' 

Trump's time in New York has "been a lot less than we expected,'' the Democratic mayor said. "To his credit, he kept the time here very limited and the disruption very limited. Hopefully, that will be the same this time.'"

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