What if speculation proves correct and Donald Trump decides against settling in Washington and maintains his principal residence in New York?
That is the issue the city's mayor Bill de Blasio raised on Friday.
Since his election a week ago, the real estate billionaire – who has always lived in New York – has scarcely left Manhattan.
He has invested most of the time entrenched with his family and counselors in his Fifth Avenue building, Trump Tower, causing havoc in the heart of the nation's biggest city because of his security detail and ongoing anti-Trump protests.
"We have never confronted that circumstance," De Blasio told correspondents.
Although he provided no solid figures, De Blasio said security for the president-elect has been more formidable than amid the annual UN General Assembly, which unites many world leaders.
City powers – who anticipate that Trump will stay in Manhattan as the holidays approach – plan to reinforce security measures and traffic restrictions already in place around Trump Tower until his initiation in Washington on January 20.
And what afterwards?
De Blasio, who met Trump in his tower on Wednesday, declined to speculate.
"The president elect needs to get into office and have the experience of being in the White House and settle on the choice truth is stranger than fiction for him and his family," he said.
"At the point when the president-elect goes up against the part of president of the United States and has that duty, the should be in Washington and manage circumstances that must be taken care of from the White House will turn out to be very regular," he included. "Be that as it may, it's wrong to prejudge."
Whatever happens, De Blasio did not conceal the way that he would like to point of confinement the cost and recover the "most extreme" conceivable repayment from the government.
Aside from the extra police and hostile to fear based oppressor units conveyed 24 hours a day around Trump Tower, De Blasio highlighted the loss of income endured by zone organizations because of roads turned parking lots and against Trump exhibits.
Also, he approached New Yorkers to evade the range however much as could reasonably be expected when driving or riding in autos.