WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Judge Rules NYC Condo Building Can Remove ‘Trump’ Name

A New York state judge on Thursday ruled that a Manhattan condo building along the Hudson River is not contractually obligated to keep a “Trump Place” sign on the building’s façade, according to The Washington Post. Judge Eileen Bransten said the original license agreement with the Trump Organization does not stipulate that the building must retain the sign, and the “condo association may vote to rename the building, even if the Trump Organization objects.” The Trump Organization will still get paid to manage the building until the contract expires in December 2019. Donald Trump Jr. told the Post they went to court to “protect the legacy of a true visionary who did so much to shape the New York City skyline.” The Trump name has already been taken down from three buildings in New York City, and from Trump hotels in New York, Toronto, and Panama.