On Thursday, President Trump is making his first trip to his native New York since he assumed office on January 20. The visit is poised make car traffic in Manhattan even worse than usual, and is expected to attract protests across the city.
One way or another, a visit from the leader of the free world to the greatest city in the world is going to have far-reaching effects on the lives of New Yorkers. Here's what you need to know as you prepare for it.
When and where is Trump heading?
Trump's is scheduled to speak aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at Pier 86 to commemorate the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval battle in World War II in which aircraft carriers engaged one another. He'll address a crowd before holding a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the war vessel turned cultural institution. The reception is set to begin at 6:30pm, according to the Times.
What about his motorcade?
The White House has not released any details as to where or when the president's motorcade will travel through Manhattan. There's a chance that he won't be driving through the city at all—he could take a note from his time on "The Apprentice" and land his helicopter directly onto the Intrepid (yes, that really happened). In any case, one can expect the area of Hell's Kitchen near the museum to be jammed-up throughout the day.
How long is he staying in NYC?
This is unclear. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a notice for "temporary flight restrictions for VIP movement" in New York from 2:15pm Thursday through 10am Friday, which suggests that he'll be spending Thursday night at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue. It looks like he'll be spending the weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, as another, similar FAA notice has also been issued for the city from 9:30am Friday through 10am Sunday.
Where will the protests take place?
A handful of Facebook events have popped up since the White House announced Trump's visit. One that's organized by Resist Here and the Working Families Party is set to take place in DeWitt Clinton Park from 2pm to 5pm on Thursday. Another protest organized by Rise and Resist is planned to gather at 44th street and 12th Avenue from 3pm to 7pm, which is just outside of the Intrepid. One more organized by the New York State Immigrant Action Fund and The New York Immigration Coalition is planned outside of Trump Tower from 6pm to 8pm, so you could say The Resistance has all of the key locations covered.