NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Imagine one entire block in Midtown Manhattan, near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 56th Street. Imagine two First Ladies living in the same block.
As president-elect Donald Trump announced that his wife Melania and 10-year old son Barron will not be moving to The White House but will remain in their Trump Tower residence, the Philippines’ former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos tweeted, “Melania Trump and I could have been neighbors.”
The Trump Tower is located at 725 Fifth Avenue. Just across — on 730 Fifth Avenue is The Crown Building, formerly owned by Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
Imagine Melania and Imelda waving at each other from their respective penthouse suites. Imagine the two First Ladies meeting up for coffee or shopping in one of the most expensive retail locations in the U.S.
Or, you also imagine one lady snubbing the other: one, a former fashion model; the other a fashion shopper.
It could be a security and traffic nightmare, but it could also be a popular tourist destination for both fans and haters.
But alas, for Imelda, this can now only happen in her dreams.