Vanity Fair editor goes on scaffold rampage
Don't worry, it wasn't James Wolcott. It was Graydon Carter who got fed up with after hours construction and took matters into his own hands:
January 30, 2007 -- Never say Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter is afraid to do the heavy lifting.
The gray-maned magazine mogul took matters into his own hands over the weekend when workers raised a racket as they erected a 22-foot scaffold outside his tony home and near an eatery he owns on Bank Street in lower Manhattan.
Annoyed by the noise, Carter rushed out of his three-story, $5 million townhouse in frigid, 36-degree temps wearing shorts, snatched a 5-foot rail and flung it to the ground in exasperation. [NY Post]
Jeremiah Harrington, the owner of Rockledge Scaffolds admitted that his crew was working after sundown and acknowledged that they should have gotten to work earlier so they could have completed the task before sundown.
If you live in New York, you can call 311 to report after hours construction to the Department of Buildings.
[Hat tip: Bridge and Tunnel Club.]