Union says state should investigate RXR’s general contractor

One of the city’s largest ironworker unions wants Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s housing agency to deny $75 million in construction financing to Scott Rechler’s RXR Realty for its first apartment project in the city.

The development firm helmed by Rechler TRData LogoTINY, who previously served as a Cuomo appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is showing its “inexperience” as a residential developer by hiring a construction manager with a shoddy safety record, the hardhats claim in what’s shaping up to be a debate between union and non-union camps on a highly visible stage.

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