In our ongoing effort to update you on the activities surrounding the Atlantic Yards Project (aka Pacific Park Brooklyn), attached is a supplemental report to the previously issued two week look ahead covering the period of September 29, 2014 through October 12, 2014.
The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) will be conducting training drills at the building located at 752 Pacific Street. These drills will take place on two consecutive weekends, Saturday, October 4th and October 11th during the hours of 10 AM to 11:30 AM. A total of 3 trucks will be parked at the site within the parking lot, there will be no sirens/noise and the trucks will access Pacific Street via the Vanderbilt Avenue security gate. Activity will include placement of ladders along the exterior of the building and stretching of fire hoses into the building. For each of the training sessions, the FDNY anticipates a total of 18 people for three separate companies that service the area.
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…