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Hair to stay: Trump Village residents are excited that their home shares a surname with the 45th president.
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They’re all in for Trump.

Brighton Beachers living in Trump Village are ecstatic that their homes now bear the name of the 45th president. Manhattan renters unhappy with the Nov. 8 election results got their landlord to remove President-elect Trump’s name from apartment buildings there, but don’t expect that in Brighton Beach — where The Don surfed to victory thanks to a wave of support from area Russians — one resident said.

“It’s Trump Village, and it’s going to stay Trump Village,” said resident Tony, who declined to give his last name. “I’m pro-Trump, this is America. Everybody here loves him, we voted for him.”

Hundreds of Manhattan residents who live in Riverside Boulevard’s Trump Place — which The Don built in the 1990s and later sold — circulated a petition last month dubbed “Dump the Trump Name” demanding landlord Equity Residential remove the real-estate mogul’s gold-plated name from the building’s exterior, because he made disparaging comments about women, immigrants, and the disabled during the election. Property owners complied and took down the moniker on Nov. 16.

But Trump Village residents say The Don is a peach and credit his father, who erected the seven-building complex in the 1960s, for giving them a great place to live, another resident said.

“Are they really out of their minds? He’s been a gentleman all the years,” said Gregory, who also declined to give his last name. “And everything came from his father. He built these buildings to let the people live here. It’s very comfortable. It’s been an excellent neighborhood the past 39 years that I’m here. I love it.”

Cammeby’s International, which owns two buildings in Trump Village, has not received any petitions to rename and has no plans to do so, a spokeswoman said. Neither have managers who run the various other buildings comprising the complex — and rightfully so, because everyone there loves The Donald, one said.

“We’re not renaming anything that’s for sure,” said Inna Martirosyan, a manager for three of the towers. “The buildings all voted for Trump, so I don’t think the name’s coming down.”

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

Updated 5:19 pm, November 22, 2016
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Hoontanah Jenkins says:
Why would you change the name? His family built it, he won the presidential election, and nothing about these buildings has changed. Changing the name would be pointless.
Nov. 21, 2016, 8:50 am
Tom says:
That's right ruby shron. We don't need no stinkin forty story tower condo. We already have Trump and Warbasse.
Nov. 21, 2016, 1:52 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Actually, Trump Village was named for Fred Trump, his father, not Donald himself, so this has nothing to do with him at all especially since this isn't a luxury apartment or hotel.
Nov. 21, 2016, 4:18 pm
Resident from West Brighton Beach says:
I am a resident of Trump Village and not a fan of Mr.
Trump. If anyone cares to do the research, they will find that Fred Trump initiated his son in the use of very questionable business practices and associations.

Cammeby's International does NOT own Trump Village. Rubin Schron and his sons bought the original Trump Village I and II buildings off Ocean Parkway. The other five buildings are co-ops, not rentals like buildings I and II which are not called Trump Village anymore.

Rubin Schron and his sons do own the Trump Village shopping center and are redeveloping it and a nearby property. They are planning to build a residential 40 story tower and commercial spaces which are inappropriate for the needs of the community. The community has not been allowed to have any input on the redevelopment plans. It has already experienced and will continue to experience a lot of problems as a result of this plan, that is being imposed on tens of thousands of neighborhood residents, many of whom are elderly.

I don't think all the Trump Village residents who voted for Mr. Trump are fans. I think many of them believe that the re-sale value of their apartments will be enhanced as a result of their choice.
Nov. 21, 2016, 7:03 pm
ROSALIE907 from GRAVESEND says:
Isn't this the same development where people of color who tried to move into had their applications marked with a "C" for COLORED and then were turned down for apartments.
Nov. 21, 2016, 8:13 pm
James says:
Rosalie, how diverse was your neighborhood in the 70s?
Nov. 22, 2016, 2:47 am
we won from get a grip says:
Donald Trump won, fair and square. He had no reservations, spoke his mind, and was elected.

The protesters are nothing more than sore losers.

There's no question, had it not been for Hillary being such a fake and horrible person, she was more electable than trump. However it is what it is.

Perhaps if the democrats made the better choice in putting Bernie up to be president, there would be a democratic there instead of Trump.

Live with the results or move to a place that doesn't have elections at all.
Nov. 22, 2016, 1:59 pm
SomeGuy from Brooklyn says:
Trump Village is not Brighton Beach.

And oh yeah, —— Donald Trump
Nov. 22, 2016, 5:48 pm
ROSALIE907 from GRAVESEND says:
You're right James, my neighborhood wasn't diverse in the '70s but my neighborhood consists mostly of private homes and the apartment buildings here were owned by the Trumps also.
Nov. 23, 2016, 12:22 am
Resident from West Brighton Beach says:
To SomeGuy from Brooklyn,

I don't know where in Brooklyn you live but Trump Village is considered to be located in a section name West
Brighton.

To we won from get a grip,

I was not a fan of either candidate but you might want to do some research on the subject of mass voter fraud committed on both sides in the general election and broad voter
suppression in Republican controlled states.

You might also be interested to know that without the voter fraud committed against Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary, he would most likely be the current president-elect, instead of the con man in chief-elect, who is wasting no time in going back on all his promises to those who supported him.
Nov. 23, 2016, 1 pm

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