Locals Fight Trump's New Tower
People living near property tycoon DONALD TRUMP's proposed New York luxury hotel have vowed to fight construction of the building all the way. A community board hearing is scheduled tonight (14JUL06) to discuss the 45-storey skyscraper on Spring Street in downtown Manhattan. Activist ANDREW BERMAN, the executive director of the local preservation society, says, "We intend to bring out a big crowd and sparks should fly." In an email, Berman told the New York Post, "If Trump gets this approved, he and every other developer in New York will have a means to build residential high-rises where they have long been forbidden."