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.

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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.

  • Barack

    If I lose this election not only with the american people suffer but so will Putin and the filthy campers/99%’ers.

    I made a bet with Mitt that if I lose I have to wear wis magical underpants on my head with the smelly part right in front of my mouth and nose

  • Dennis Pierce

    Who do you suppose is paying for all the disruption his visit will cause/ Is the democratic party paying for all the security, air force 1, in general all expenses for this fund raiser trip that is not official business?

    • Michael H.

      Since this is related to his re-election campaign then the funds to pay for all of this is coming out of his campaign coffers. Now you know.

      • Linda

        If what you say were true, all the money he has raised would go to us taxpayers for all the trips he’s taken.

    • David

      We end up with the same costs/gridlock/disruptions when any U.S. President visits regardless of what political party they belong to. Stop trying to make something out of nothing.

      • bobt

        The right is very bad at making something out of nothing … the left on the other hand wrote the book on this behavior.


    Ninja Prease I aint voting for him again waste of time and money.

  • Steven

    Wha Wha What!!! He loathes Wall Street, but has no problem taking the money. Is this president serious?

    “including one featuring investment bankers and hedge fund managers.”

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