- NoLandGrab on the putative reduction in the 421-a revision pending before the State Legislature
- The Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods on AKRF's role working for Forest City Ratner and then the Empire State Development Corporation
- Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn on the Daily News's story regarding the ESDC's delay in implementing planned Atlantic Yards oversight. (It ran only in the Brooklyn section, as noted on Brownstoner.)
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…