President Barack Obama Attending Fundraisers In Manhattan Thursday
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – President Barack Obama was back in The Big Apple attending several political fundraisers in Manhattan, including one featuring investment bankers and hedge fund managers.
Since the president is in town, expect gridlock. Street closures and frozen zones will make getting around Manhattan difficult tonight.
Sam “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz posted on Twitter, saying the Triborough Bridge is expected to be closed briefly in both directions at around 10:30 p.m.
He added the FDR Drive will be frozen between 23rd and 72nd Street around 9 p.m. and between 72nd and 125th Streets at about 10:30 p.m.
He advises drivers to, “Stay below 14th Street, stick to the far West Side, take transit!”
Obama landed at Kennedy Airport at around 4 p.m. By the end of the evening, the president will have attended 100 campaign fundraisers since announcing his re-election bid, 21 of them here in New York.