UPPER WEST SIDE — Donald Trump won the White House, but he just lost part of the Upper West Side.
Workers at three Riverside Boulevard buildings bearing his brand removed the silver letters of Trump's name from their façades Wednesday after residents signed a petition to dissociate themselves from the controversial president-elect.
Susan Rose, 58, watched workers remove the name.
“So do you have to vote for Trump to live here?” she jokingly asked a friend who lives in one of the buildings.
Rose added that she thinks people in the building will be relieved to not have the name.
“They don’t feel honored,” she said. “If he doesn’t own the building why burden them with his name?”
But a resident who lives in 140 Riverside Blvd. said she had no idea the name was being taken off until she walked out of her building Wednesday morning.
“They should have asked everybody,” said the resident, who has lived in the building since 2001. “Nobody was aware.”
More than 500 people signed the petition to change the name and the building owner, Equity Residential, said it wanted a more “neutral building identity.”
The buildings will now go by their street address.