Sure, someone renaming Trump Tower “Dump Tower” on Google Maps is fun and all. Yet with reports that not all of President-elect Donald Trump’s family will be leaving their luxurious residence for the White House, the state of New York and national taxpayers are spending a lot of money on its protection. And while the so-called “White House North” is apparently set to rack up further bills for the American people, a new report suggests a prominent New York real estate agency with property in the building is already trying to cash in on its namesake’s upcoming new job.
According to Politico, the Douglas Elliman agency emailed potential customers a message with the subject line “Fifth Avenue Buyers Interested in Secret Service Protection?” mere days after the general election. It’s purpose? To advertise a 1,052-square-foot condo listed for $2.1 million located on 721 Fifth Avenue that — thanks to the ongoing presence of the U.S. Secret Service — possessed a rather unique amenity:
“The New Aminity [sic] — The United States Secret Service,” screamed the flier sent in an e-mail on Nov. 13 for a one-bedroom apartment on the 31st floor, represented by brokers Ariel Sassoon and Devin Leahy.
“The Best Value in the Most Secure Building in Manhattan,” it stated.