Skip to comments.Obama weekend visit to New York GROUNDS all private helicopter flights [tr]
Posted on 07/16/2015 9:04:57 AM PDT by pabianice
Hamptons plans of the rich and famous in chaos as Obama weekend visit to New York GROUNDS all private helicopter flights out of the city so he can see a Broadway show
They are favored methods of the super-rich to zip to Hamptons getaways
Obama reportedly coming to NYC for a fundraiser - and to catch a show
Not while I'm in town: A New York City visit by President Barack Obama, above stepping off Air Force One, has thrown helicopter plans for the weekend into chaos
The Hamptons set have had their plans for a relaxing weekend away by helicopter put on ice by the President, who has banned all private air travel in New York City so he can visit.
Barack Obama, who is visiting Manhattan on Friday evening for a fundraiser and to see a Broadway show, has closed airspace over the city to a huge slice of wealthy clients as part of his security arrangements.
According to the ban, which starts around 6pm Friday and will last 24 hours, only the NYPD, air ambulances and the Secret Service will be allowed to run unscheduled flights...
...According to Page Six, Obama's millionaire-tweaking visit will see him attend an intimate fundraising dinner with Democrat donors, and stay overnight in an unnamed Manhattan hotel.
On Saturday, he is expected to visit the matinee showing of Hamilton, a hip-hop-themed musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton which started preview showings this week.
For Hamptonites stuck in New York on Friday, their forty-minute commute by helicopter or plane will now have to be replaced with a packed train ride, or around two and a half hours in traffic.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Pictures of Trumps helicopter has been all over this week
How petty of O
NYC can have him.
Someone clue me in. Which direction are the Hamptons from New York? When NYC gets “innoculated” with radiation from an Iranian nuke, whats that do to the Hamptons?
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This should sufficiently tick a few people off. If he’s doing it for a Dem fundraiser,he might need a couple weeks or more,considering the lineup they have. Then again,any money raised could be used for who-knows-what? Glad it is happening in that city & not some decent place somewhere else. Thank goodness for small town life with it’s attendant blessings.
He’s going to a fundraiser and a Broadway show? That’s an expensive trip on a 747. Surely he is doing some official business as well — maybe he will meet the mayor for five minutes or so — so he can write off the cost to the taxpayers.
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