NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A big development is causing big headaches in a hot Brooklyn neighborhood.
Residents said a construction crew has shown contempt by forklifting their cars onto the sidewalk.READ MORE: New Jersey Officials Monitoring Omicron Variant, But Say Delta Is Still A Concern As Travel Picks Up
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, Julian Ferdman said his Lexus was forklifted onto a sidewalk, ticketed, and pried open before being towed.
Ferdman said the damage was subtle, but significant and estimated to cost more then $2,000.
As CBS2 reported this weekend, Ferdman’s neighbor’s sport-utility vehicle also got the forklift treatment from a construction crew working on a 500-unit building in Williamsburg.
The car relocating was apparently done to facilitate access to a construction site.READ MORE: NYC 'Strongly Recommends' Masks In Public Indoor Spaces, As Omicron Variant Reaches North America
“They just don’t care,” Ferdman said.
The owner of a Subaru and another resident who did not want to go on camera told CBS2 that their cars had also been forklifted.
A spokesman for the developer Two Trees said they were aware of the incidents.
“We have reprimanded our subcontractor for this unacceptable behavior. We have been assured that the subcontractor will fully pay for any damages,” they said in a statement.
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CBS2 checked and confirmed that they are legitimate, but the forklifting of cars is not authorized and the developer promised that they would stop.