The next meeting of the Board of Directors will tentatively be held on November 19, 2009 at a location to be announced closer to the time of the event.Now I can't be certain that is when the ESDC will announce and approve final leases, contracts, and other documentation regarding Atlantic Yards, but that's probably the earliest potential date. As for the arena bonds, the Brooklyn Arena Local Development Corporation (BALDC) has to meet, as well.
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…