Tiffany & Co. Cancels Event Celebrating Holiday Window Display Over 'Post-Election Activity'
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Tiffany & Co.'s "Holiday Window Spectacular" celebration has been cancelled.
The New York City designer jewelry giant made the announcement Wednesday cancelling the Monday event that celebrates their windows, citing security concerns around the 57th Street location in light of "post-election activity" in the area.
The annual display transforms their 5th Avenue storefront every holiday season. The windows will still change to their holiday format: The event marking that change was cancelled.
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"We remain open for business via our 57th Street entrance, and look forward to welcoming customers to experience the magic of our holiday windows, as well as to see our illuminated façade, on display throughout the season," a spokesperson for Tiffany & Co. said.
The bustling Midtown section of Manhattan was taken over by protesters in the days following the presidential election, with large-scale demonstrations overtaking walkways outside nearby Trump Tower for hours at a time.
Security concerns were also raised after a new ISIS magazine called the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade an "excellent target" for vehicle attacks similar to the deadly Bastille Day incident in Nice, France.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference Wednesday that city officials would address post-election security concerns later this week.
Tiffany's holiday window designs have been a seasonal staple at the company's flagship store for decades.
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