David Walentas is a silver-haired, Porsche-driving real estate tycoon who could have stepped from a Ralph Lauren ad. The 65-year-old developer likes to wear jeans to business meetings, but that's as close to the blue-collar crowd as he wants to get. Over the past two decades, Walentas has made millions forcing industrial employers out of his buildings to make way for posh lofts in DUMBO, on Brooklyn's waterfront. This holiday season, the developer has another gift for New York's working classes: the city's biggest-ever non-union... More >>>
By photo: Cary Conover
Union members protest at David Walentas's new Brooklyn project.