The holiday season is typically a busy one for Judge Roy Bean Public House in midtown Manhattan.
The bar and restaurant had been on a solid run, up 20 percent overall for the year, and owner Peter Pernicone had high hopes for strong sales to close out 2016.
Then came Election Day.
The small business is located in the shadow of Trump Tower on West 56th Street, which is now swarmed with New York police officers and Secret Service agents, guarding President-elect Donald Trump as he makes the transition from businessman to commander-in-chief.
"For November, we're down 30 percent," Pernicone said. "They're keeping the streets open, then closing them down. There's no rhyme or reason. We don't know what to expect. The police presence on the corner has been intimidating, and tourists are scared to walk down 56th street."