Owners like Jamestown, Rudin Management, Forest City and Rubinstein Partners believe it makes sense to partner up to pitch the borough's office properties, including Industry City, rather than compete against one another in an already hyper-competitive national contest to woo the e-commerce behemoth.Innovation coast?
"We're working together to highlight the extraordinary opportunity that we can offer," said Andrew Kimball, the CEO of Industry City, the sprawling campus of former industrial buildings in Sunset Park owned by Jamestown and a group of partners. "Brooklyn's innovation coast from Williamsburg to Sunset Park has numerous opportunities for a campus-like environment with an ecosystem of academic institutions, a skilled labor force, bedroom communities and culture."
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…