Trump name dropped from 3 NYC buildings after tenants revolt

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Three New York City apartment buildings will drop the Trump name after hundreds of tenants signed a petition, according to The New York Times.

President-elect Donald Trump does not own the buildings, but they bear his name because of a licensing deal. The buildings, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, will remove the gold letters spelling out "Trump," tenants were told on Tuesday after hundreds of them expressed concern over Trump's comments about women, immigrants and liberals, according to the paper.

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Workers remove signage on the Trump Place apartment buildings on Manhattan's Upper West Side in New York City, U.S., November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Workers remove signage on the Trump Place apartment buildings on Manhattan's Upper West Side in New York City, U.S., November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Workers remove signage on the Trump Place apartment buildings on Manhattan's Upper West Side in New York City, U.S., November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
TOPSHOT - Letters lie on the sidewalk after workers removed Trump signage from 160 Riverside Blvd. on Manhattan's upper west side, Wednesday, November 16, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump's name will be taken off the three luxury buildings at Trump Place after tenants signed a petition saying they did not want their home associated with the president-elect. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers remove Trump signage from 180 Riverside Blvd. on Manhattan's upper west side November 16, 2016 in New York. President-elect Donald Trump's name will be taken off the three luxury buildings at Trump Place after tenants signed a petition saying they did not want their home associated with the president-elect. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)
The facade of a building after workers remove Trump the signage on Manhattan's upper west sideNovember 16, 2016 in New York. President-elect Donald Trump's name will be taken off the three luxury buildings at Trump Place after tenants signed a petition saying they did not want their home associated with the president-elect. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)
Trump signage at 180 Riverside Blvd. on Manhattan's upper west side November 16, 2016 in New York. President-elect Donald Trump's name will be taken off the three luxury buildings at Trump Place after tenants signed a petition saying they did not want their home associated with the president-elect. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)
A man removes letters from the awning of a building formerly known as Trump Place in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Donald Trump's name is being stripped off three luxury apartment buildings after hundreds of tenants signed a petition saying they were embarrassed to live in a place associated with the Republican president-elect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A man removes letters from the awning of a building formerly known as Trump Place in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Donald Trump's name is being stripped off three luxury apartment buildings after hundreds of tenants signed a petition saying they were embarrassed to live in a place associated with the Republican president-elect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A man scrubs off the impressions of letters on a building formerly known as Trump Place in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Donald Trump's name is being stripped off three luxury apartment buildings after hundreds of tenants signed a petition saying they were embarrassed to live in a place associated with the Republican president-elect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A man uses a power washer to remove the impressions of letters on a building formerly known as Trump Place in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Donald Trump's name is being stripped off three luxury apartment buildings after hundreds of tenants signed a petition saying they were embarrassed to live in a place associated with the Republican president-elect. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Workers remove signage on the Trump Place apartment buildings on Manhattan's Upper West Side in New York City, U.S., November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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In an email obtained by the Times, Equity Residential, which owns the three buildings, told tenants, "This week, the Trump Place building names will change to the street addresses — 140, 160 and 180 Riverside Boulevard. The purpose of this change is to assume a neutral building identity that appeals to all current and future residents."

The buildings are currently referred to as Trump Place, but resident Linda Gottlieb started the petition to get the name changed.

"We won," Gottlieb told the Times. "We used the power of protest to say that we don't have to accept the spread of the man's influence into our very homes. To me, it feels like a cleansing of the place where I live."

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However, Equity chairman Sam Zell said that the "tenants had no role" in the decision to remove the Trump name, according to the Times.

Either way, Gottlieb got what she wanted.​​​​​​​

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