New York’s Working Families Party is working for families alright — Donald Trump’s.
The progressive third party and perennial thorn-in-the-side of establishment NY Democrats recently relocated to new offices in a building owned by the family of the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
The digs at 81 Prospect St. in the Brooklyn’s DUMBO district are part of a suite of four buildings sprawling over 750,000 square feet. Kushner Companies purchased the properties — which they call DUMBO Heights — in 2013.
The Working Families Party had previously been based in 1 Metrotech Center. The relocation to DUMBO happened sometime during the winter of 2019.
The move is a curious choice for the party, which has billed itself as a champion for working people and an implacable foe of the Trump White House. They have called out their new landlord by name on Twitter.
“The richest people on Earth — and the political insiders who serve them — have rigged the rules of our political system to grab up wealth and power for themselves,” the group says on their website, saying the WFP “fights for workers over bosses and people over the powerful.”
Longtime Democratic strategist Jon Reinish laughingly observed, “Irony is clearly alive, well and thriving in brownstone Brooklyn. I think it shows that the Working Families Party is literally all talk if they are padding Jared Kushner’s pocket.”
The Working Families Party and New York chapter director Sochie Nnaemeka did not immediately respond to request for comment.