UPDATE: 10:30 a.m., May 2: That’s forked! Construction workers at a luxury condo project in Williamsburg are accused of lifting an SUV off the street with a forklift and moving it to free up space on the building site.
The construction crew working on Two Trees Management’s $2 billion redevelopment of the former Domino Sugar Refinery were seen using a forklift to hoist an inconvenient 2004 Infiniti, according to the New York Post. They were only caught because a neighbor recorded the incident on their cellphone.
“You can’t just pick up somebody’s nice car and toss it wherever,” Henry Nahrwold, part of the family that owns the car, told the Post.
The family, who has lived near the Domino site for three decades, found their SUV moved onto the curb Friday afternoon from where it was illegally parked.
Repairs to the car could cost at least $2,600. Damage included a disfigured bumper, smashed undercarriage and impaired steering alignment, according to the Post.
“It’s outrageous. They could have at least left a note saying, ‘Hey, we picked your car up because we didn’t know what the hell we were doing,’” Nahrwold said.
A spokesperson for Two Trees laid the blame at the feet of the contractor, Yonkers-based RNC Construction.
“We pride ourselves on being good neighbors and have reprimanded our subcontractor for this unacceptable behavior,” the spokesperson said. “We have been assured that the subcontractor will fully pay for any damages.”
[NYP] –Christopher Cameron