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Would Trump fire Dr. Bornstein? Would Dr. Bornstein care?

Dr. Harold Bornstein, Donald Trump's doctor

 

One thing we love about Upper East Siders is that they have lives.  Thus, they tend not to be in awe of famous people and their amour-propre.  One sterling example would Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, personal doctor (as of this writing) to the world’s most conspicuous personality, Donald J. Trump.

Bornstein is in today’s NYT taking about Trump’s use of a hair-growth drug and also airing his complaints about Trump’s inaugural ball.  Bornstein said he and his wife left early because there were no tables and chairs.

The eccentric Park Avenue doctor told The Times that he too uses Finasteride (marketed as Procepia) to treat male-pattern baldness.  Quoth Bornstein:

He has all his hair.  I have all my hair. 

We don’t know whether Bornstein is going to survive this news cycle as presidential doctor, having described Trump as just another aging male, but we admire him for it.

And if Trump should fire Bornstein, we wager that Bornstein could not care less.

 

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Three other things to do on inauguration day

One.  SLEEP THROUGH IT AT AMERICAN KENNELS 

Puppies sleep through Trump inauguration

Not feeling a thing at American Kennels on Lexington at E. 62nd

 

 

 

 

Two.  CHILL OUT AT BIRCH COFFEE. (WIFI-FREE BEFORE 5 P.M.)

 

Birch Coffee is WiFi-free coffee chain

No Wifi at Birch Coffee. 62nd, just east of Lex

 

 

 

Three.  GO TO THE 63RD(!) WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY.  JUST OPENED TODAY.

 

Winter Antiques Show just opened at Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory at Park and E. 66th.

 

 

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Donald Trump, the East Side’s Burden

56th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, closed for Trump Tower security

 

City Councilman Dan Garodnick is holding a hearing tomorrow to discuss the impact — that is, cost and inconvenience — of having Donald Trump run much of his impending presidency from our neighborhood.  Unlike the area surrounding 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, midtown was designed to be a public grid for shops, offices and residents.  Forcing several blocks around Trump Tower into periodic lockdown  has already taken a toll on Tiffany’s, Gucci and other nearby Fifth Avenue merchants. The Christmas shopping season was painful. 

Trump has never been overly sensitive to the comforts of others.  But however you feel about him — and nine out of 10 Manhattanites voted for Hillary) — you should have the right to use your public streets on all but rare occasions.

Ideally, the city will work with the Trump team to minimize disruption to our neighborhood.  If not, we’ll have to consider other actions.

 

Entire sidewalk on east side of Fifth Avenue, 56th to 57th Street closed for Trump Tower

Entire sidewalk on east side of Fifth Avenue, from 56th to 57th Street, closed for Trump Tower security.

 

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