A rat's work is never done in New York City. This inflatable rodent showed up this morning at the corner of Court and Sackett Streets, to protest in front of the development site at 340 Court Street, which has recently been acquired by Alchemy Properties, a development, marketing and consulting firm. Alchemy took over the project after the Clarett Group pulled out.
The big, fat rat belongs to Local Union 361, which represents ironworkers in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.
After years of delay, construction of the 7 story, 32 unit condominium development at 340 Court Street has just resumed. The steel frame has been going up steadily in the last two weeks. Obviously, the work is being done by non-union workers.
According to the local's web site, the picket line was established in front of 340 Court as of Thursday last week.
*Thanks, M, for the use of your photos.