Residents of Trump Tower have access to the usual list of luxury building amenities, including a full-time doorman, valet, and maid service. Only, tenants now have access to an amenity even some of the poshest buildings in the country can't boast — the U.S. Secret Service.
"The New [Amenity] — The United States Secret Service," bragged a flier obtained by Politico that promotes a one-bedroom apartment on the 31st floor of the tower. "Best value in the most secure building in Manhattan," it adds. Another advertisement for an available condo asked, "Fifth Avenue buyers interested in Secret Service protection?"
Most of Trump Tower's units are individually owned, and business associates promoting the "Secret Service" as an amenity are not tied directly to Trump. Politico reports that there are apparently 16 active sale listings and 16 active rentals in the building.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has said security for Trump costs the city about $500,000 a day and that protecting Trump Tower is an "unprecedented" challenge, requiring street closures, 24-hour security, and barricades. While Trump will move in January to the White House in D.C., his wife, Melania, and son, Barron, plan to stay in Trump Tower so Barron can finish school. They will have their own security detail.