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Golden Key
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From Fox News, which most likely views this as A Very Bad Thing:

"Obama's last money shower for the UN: some $9.2 billion." (Fox News)

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From Wikipedia (ergo true):
Although it is situated in New York City, the land occupied by the United Nations Headquarters and the spaces of buildings that it rents are under the sole administration of the United Nations and not the U.S. government. They are technically extraterritorial through a treaty agreement with the U.S. government. However, in exchange for local police, fire protection and other services, the United Nations agrees to acknowledge most local, state, and federal laws.

Footnoted:
Kelsen, Hans (1950). The law of the United Nations: a critical analysis of its fundamental problems. The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. p. 350. ISBN 1-58477-077-5.

This accords with what I thought the arrangement to be. I thought that extraterritoriality obtained, in which case eviction would not be an option for the US (unless they wanted to break the law - surely not). As to passage of diplomats and staff via JFK, or a barge up the East River, I think that the dips would be screwed. Even if embassies enjoy extraterritoriality, the sidewalk outside them is not included (viz. Assange's holiday in "Ecuador").

[ 03. February 2017, 20:32: Message edited by: Pangolin Guerre ]

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