City Point workers walk off site amid labor dispute
Concrete contractor accuses developer of withholding pay
UPDATE, 2:45 p.m., Nov. 19: The second phase of City Point, the 1.9 million-square-foot mixed-use project in Downtown Brooklyn, is running behind schedule after 120 workers walked off the site last week.
Several contractors have been in a legal dispute with Albee Development — a consortium of PA Associates, Acad
City Point spokesperson Tom Montvel-Cohen told Brownstoner that workers walked off the site because the contractor was replaced.
“It is critically important that we maintain our project schedule, and we changed our concrete contractor in order to do so,” City Point said in a statement.“Contrary to the claims of some, construction continues apace and all contractors are being paid in a timely manner.”
New contractors, meanwhile, are wary to join the project, New York Yimby said. The second phase, designed by COOKFOX Architects, is a 1.3 million-square-foot property currently under construction. Its focus is retail – 675,000 square feet of it – and 690 rental units.