Early this month, a 2,859-square-foot penthouse at 550 Vanderbilt Ave. in Prospect Heights — part of the Pacific Park megaproject near Barclays Center — hit the market for $6.86 million. If it sells for that price, it would handily squash the area’s existing $5.1 million condo record.Below, the rendering provided to the Post of the penthouse:
...“Brooklyn is a hot spot in general — it’s drawing the attention of a wider demographic looking for all types of housing, including luxury housing that they see in Manhattan,” says Jodi Stasse, the managing director at Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group who’s overseeing sales efforts at 550 Vanderbilt.
...One [new product] is 550 Vanderbilt’s $6.86 million specimen, which came to market two weeks ago and has triple exposures and a 1,850-square-foot terrace. But its best feature, perhaps, is that’s it’s a relative bargain.
As Strasse says, “To find that in Manhattan, the [price] would be double.
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…