DE BLASIO PROTECTS RESIDENTIAL BROOKLYN FROM HIGH RISE DEVELOPMENTAtlantic Yards, and the transition between a border zone and a historic district, has not gotten the same attention from de Blasio.
CITY COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO PASS DOWN-ZONING IMPOSING STRICT HEIGHT LIMITS ON BUILDINGS IN CARROLL GARDENS
NEW YORK – The New York City Council today is expected to pass a zoning proposal sponsored by Councilmember Bill de Blasio which will protect a residential Brooklyn neighborhood from high rise development. The proposal imposes height limits on buildings in Carroll Gardens, capping them at 70 Feet or approximately 5-6 stories.
“For the past two years, we have been fighting to preserve the character and context of a unique Brooklyn neighborhood. Today, I am proud to announce that the Council will vote to legally protect residential blocks in Carroll Gardens from being transformed by out-of-scale development. This victory would not have been possible
without the many community organizations and activists who demanded that the voice of their neighborhood was heard,” said Councilmember Bill de Blasio.
“I applaud the City Council for adopting the Carroll Gardens rezoning proposal that was developed by the Department of City Planning in consultation with Community Board 6 and local community organizations. I am also pleased that, with few exceptions, the resulting zoning change largely reflects the community's desire for limiting building heights to fifty feet. The rezoning will go a long way in achieving the community's objective to preserve the unique ambience and character of the neighborhood,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
While that's part of the lawsuit, more prominent are claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, with black employees claiming repeated abuse by white supervisors, preferential treatment toward Hispanic colleagues, and retaliation in response to complaints.
Two individual supervisors, for example, are charged with referring to black employees as “black motherfucker,” “dumb black bitch,” “black monkey,” “piece of shit” and “nigger.”
Two have referred to an employee blind in one eye as “cyclops,” and “the one-eyed guy,” and an employee with a nose disorder as “the nose guy.”
There's been no official response yet though arena spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News they, but take “allegations of this kind very seriously” and have "a zero tolerance policy for…