Q. So what is the status of the Atlantic Yards project over all?
A. I spent a lot of time working on Atlantic Yards, and as you know we talked about starting the first building this year and we are committed to doing that. We are designing and running with two designs: a conventional design and a modular design. As we just announced, we will start construction of the first residential building, which will be 50 percent affordable, on Dec. 18.
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…