The court battle to remove former President Donald Trump’s marker from a New York City golf course finally came to an end this Thursday (11), as leaders from the nation’s largest metropolitan area gathered to unveil a new sign.
Ferry Point, which sits in the Bronx next to the East River, was officially renamed Bally’s Golf Links on Thursday (11) and New York City Mayor Eric Adams was on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Previously, the course was known as Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point and was under the direction of the Trump Organization.
In 2021, then-Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city would terminate contracts with the Trump Organization following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection that sent lawmakers running for shelter fearing for their lives and left five people dead. dead bodies and bags of people. injured.
A protracted two-and-a-half-year legal battle reached the end of October, leading to the removal of Trump’s name from the golf course. Bally’s, which hopes to work with the city to secure a valuable gaming license, is expected to take over the previous contract. Trump was not on a one-year lease with the city.
Bally’s deal is similar to the one Trump made with Hilton to bail him out of his lease with the federal government to operate the former post office in Washington D.C.
While many gathered at the golf course for the unveiling of the new sign, Trump was across town on his civil fraud case, but earlier in the day Nassau County authorities responded to a bomb threat at the judge’s home of the state Supreme Court, Arthur Engoron, who presides over the trial. The incident is not expected to delay closing arguments in the case.
“There was a threat. I can confirm a bomb threat,” said Al Baker, court spokesman. “As of now we are moving forward as scheduled and the court proceedings and closing matters are moving forward as planned.”