Clinton and Trump Election Parties Will Be About a Mile Apart Causing New York Security Concerns

Hillary Clinton, left,, speaks at a campaign rally at Kent State University in Ohio on Oct. 31, 2016. Donald Trump, right, speaks, at Macomb Community College in Warren Michigan on Oct. 31, 2016. (Credit: Justin Sullivan and Jeff Kowalsky/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton, left,, speaks at a campaign rally at Kent State University in Ohio on Oct. 31, 2016. Donald Trump, right, speaks, at Macomb Community College in Warren Michigan on Oct. 31, 2016. (Credit: Justin Sullivan and Jeff Kowalsky/Getty Images)

It is a rare celestial crossing that has both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spending election night not only in the same city, but barely more than a mile apart in midtown Manhattan — and it is creating unprecedented security headaches for New York City.

Not since they sparred with each other on the debate stage have the Clinton and Trump orbits overlapped in this way.

Clinton is planning a big bash in a symbolically significant glass-roofed atrium that is part of the Javits convention center. Trump will be ensconced in a Hilton a mere 15 blocks away.

“Tomorrow, election day, brings with it a unique set of challenges. For the first time in modern memory, both major party candidates will monitor the results here in New York and will have election night parties in midtown Manhattan,’’ New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill said Monday.

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