Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Walk Host: Norman Oder, author, Atlantic Yards Report blog, and founder of New York Like a Native tours
Accessibility: Fully Accessible
Description: Jane's Walkers will learn the context of Brooklyn’s most controversial development project with Norman Oder, the journalist behind the Atlantic Yards Report blog and founder of New York Like a Native tours. The walk will begin near Atlantic Terminal, in front of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, Brooklyn's iconic tower. Walkers will then dip into the revitalized Fort Greene community before traversing the area around the Barclays Center arena and the rest of the unbuilt Atlantic Yards footprint in Prospect Heights.
Meeting Place: The Williamsburgh Savings Bank/One Hanson Place (near the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Ave.)
Ending Place: Corner of Dean Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, Prospect Heights
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…