Many of the rail yard conversion projects championed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg over the last decade have taken time to come to fruition.
Years after first being proposed, office towers are just now being built at Hudson Yards, on Manhattan’s West Side, and apartment buildings are finally going up at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn.
But the efforts to remake Hunters Point, a waterfront section of Long Island City, Queens, where rail cars once rolled onto barges, are closer to schedule.
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…