Published May 03, 2016
Here’s the shocking moment a construction crew hoisted a Williamsburg family’s SUV off the street to make room for work on a luxury building site.
Contractors for Two Trees Management used a forklift to uproot the 2004 Infiniti while working on the $2 billion redevelopment of the former Domino Sugar Refinery.
“You can’t just pick up somebody’s nice car and toss it wherever,” the family’s son, Henry Nahrwold, fumed to The Post.
The family, which has lived one block east of the historic Domino site for more than 30 years, found the SUV deposited on the curb Friday afternoon.
Henry’s father, Thomas Nahrwold, 61, had legally parked it in front of 27 South Third Street that morning.
“I thought my dad had parked it like that at first,” said Henry, 20. “But I thought it was pretty weird. Then I started to notice all the damages, and I freaked out. I was so pissed off.”
A local auto repairman estimated it would cost at least $2,600 to fix the damages, which included a disfigured bumper, smashed undercarriage and impaired steering alignment.
The family learned who was responsible only because a neighbor recorded the act on a cellphone.
“My dad was searching around trying to figure out what happened when someone came out of the building and said they had video of the forklifting,” recalled Henry, who works as a bartender in Brooklyn.
“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.’ ”