Monday, September 19, 2016

Employees say Mark-Viverito demanded discrimination at NYCHA

From the Daily News:

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito pressured the Housing Authority to remove the black manager of a Bronx housing development and replace her with a “Spanish manager,” former and current NYCHA workers told the Daily News.

Officials were so eager to make the Speaker’s wish come true that they turned to the city Department of Investigation to help “find something” on the manager.

Mark-Viverito made her ethnic-specific demand during a July 30, 2015, emergency meeting with several NYCHA officials held in her Bronx office, one of the meeting’s participants told the Daily News.

One of NYCHA’s top executives, Senior Vice President for Operations Brian Clarke, participated in that meeting via speakerphone — and later pressured subordinates to address Mark-Viverito’s demand because of the “cultural sensitivity” of the development’s tenants.

The Speaker began the meeting by asking how NYCHA dealt with Spanish-speaking tenants at the Mill Brook Houses in Mott Haven, according to the participants.

Mark-Viverito then confronted Allison Williams, the black manager of Mill Brook who is not fluent in Spanish, according to Williams and her boss, Sibyl Colon, NYCHA’s then-director of Optimal Property Management Department.

Williams says she told Mark-Viverito that — per NYCHA policy — she would rely on a “language bank” of on-call translators when dealing with non-English-speaking tenants.

Colon and Williams say Mark-Viverito responded with anger.

“She started asking me: ‘What do you do when you have to deal with the Spanish residents?’ I don’t speak Spanish. I said I used the language bank. She said — in her words — ‘That's unacceptable.’ I just sat silent.”

Colon, who was also at the meeting, says Mark-Viverito turned to her and stated, “You’re not hearing me. I want a Spanish manager.”

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

This nasty socialist bitch must go!

(sarc) said...

Animal Farm.:

All animals are equal.

BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS...

Anonymous said...

An angry alpha female Latina, concerened only with Latinas and Latinos.
Meanwhile, she's been on the take for years.
Yep...who else....the NYC real estate industry, like all other politicians.

Anonymous said...

Will go when Deblasio is gone! Remember this on Election Day! Do not settle! Make your voice heard loudly.

Anonymous said...

Why can't people just learn to speak English? Why is this country so against making people speak one language? I read that only 38 states have made english their official language. However, ny is not one. They have an official language in practically every other country. I read about this one girl who applied for a job in england and they turned her down because she didn't know another language so she took the company to court and won her case because english is the official language over there. Isn't it discrimination against those of us who DON'T speak another language? It's not my fault that my ancestors knew english for the last 150 years that they were here. If you move into someone else's country,YOU SHOULD LEARN THE LANGUAGE, not people learn your language.

JQ LLC said...

Worthless bigot. Not a surprise, This woman is on a power trip.

Soon enough, she will fire her spokesperson and just use her hand with eyes and lips drawn on it instead like that dictator in the in-laws. Or demand NYCHA employees wear their underwear outside their clothes.

Anonymous said...

Williams says she told Mark-Viverito that — per NYCHA policy — she would rely on a “language bank” of on-call translators when dealing with non-English-speaking tenants.

This on its own merits - apart from this story - is a perfect snapshot of what drags down this city.

Anonymous said...

> Will go when Deblasio is gone! Remember this on Election Day! Do not settle! Make your voice heard loudly.

MMV is term-limited out regardless.

Anonymous said...

My grandparents came from Europe 100 years ago and learned English immediately. End all this bilingual bullshit and they'll learn it quickly enough. No more Spanish tv or radio...they'll learn English! It's not that difficult! Are these people dim-witted?

Anonymous said...

Why can't everyone just learn to speak more than one language.
I think it's great we have all these languages.

>>Why can't people just learn to speak English?

georgetheatheist said...

E pluribus unum?

Scratch that. They now make it: Ex uno plures.

Anonymous said...

another alinskyite
ever dividing one group against the other
ever keeping her own people uneducated, unemployable and beholden to the socialist marxist government complex
the things they do for votes

Anonymous said...

Spanish Manager? A friend of hers? In the United States English is spoken here. Learn the language or bring someone who can interpret for you.
What gets me is how my family came from the old country and learned the language. They were proud when they became American citizens. Never once went back to the old country and never wanted too. The whole family was here spoke Italian and English.

Anonymous said...

If more real Americans started to vote again we could wipe all of this crap out of our government.

Anonymous said...

Her double standard exposed !! Cultural sensitivity is used by some to discriminate against others. SHAME ON YOU VIVERITO AND ALL YOUR CRONIES !!

Anonymous said...

When I grew up in NY Latino men had pride,now they let vivorito mommy them
How much further can the Latino community fall.

ron s said...

Some time ago she was reported to have cheated on her financial disclosure documents. That's all you need to know-she should have been disqualified from office at that point. There jerks are consistent--they show their colors right away.

Anonymous said...

Blame the pathetic unicameral New York City Council.

The left are allowed to be racist and make demands the right could never voice.

Anonymous said...

Vivorito is willing to compromise
Forgive Puerto Rican Debt and She will let African Americans run NYC housing authority.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Crappy,last night I took 2 viagras and you know what happened next,my girlfriend was going to take me to the emergency room when I saw this headline so I clicked on it,saw her picture and my junk took a dive like a kamikaze pilot,saved me some money,Thanks Again.

Anonymous said...

The latino media; in NYC (Univision 41, Telemundo 47, NY1 Notcias)just goes along with it. They don't challenge the position that these politicians have and treat them like heroes !!

Anonymous said...

She be racist.

Anonymous said...

Smug little pygmy bitch. She must think she's in charge of her own banana republic--but I guess that's not too far off from the NYC govt. Go back to PR you fucking ugly troll.

Anonymous said...

One term morons - Mayor De Prozac et. al..

Anonymous said...

Do something really radical. Hire white Americans at NYCHA. Oh, let's not talk about that. Sweep that under the rug, very few white Americans employed at NYCHA or any NYC agency. Good thing DeBlaz's kids are halfies, they'll have a shot at a civil service job one day.

The NYCHA workers have been horrified about the commish DeBlaz appointed, a Nigerian woman who didn't come up through the ranks, is busy privatizing NYCHA buildings, selling off the parking lots.

This is what NYCHA workers have to say about DeBlaz- One Term Mayor.

Alfredo Centola said...

Yet all the sheep will comtinue to vote them all back in.

Anonymous said...

I'd pay to see her punch it out with Hiram Monserat.

Anonymous said...

I saw a T-shirt being sold at a souvenir shop near Canal Street.
It read, "Welcome to America. Now speak English"!
Do you think I's be beat up if I wore one?

kapimap said...

The african americans, asians, and jewish people have been doing this for a very long time, and still do. What is the difference?
Latinos cant get the same love?

About time someone speaks up. Gotta be able to communicate effectively with tenants.

So so one person is on the butcher block, relocate her is the only thing that is going to happen. Who knows how long tenants had a tough time talking to her. And i dont care for your, leadn english remarks!

Anonymous said...

It's time to make ALL political corruption a capital offense——and, the 'Dope from Park Slope' and his latina biased BFF, Melissa Mark-Viverito should be the first ones to be turned into examples of how the remnants of democracy and leadership are still in charge of this ravaged and tonsured nation of elitism at all cost!

Right now, the entire administration at City Hall under this failed bozo's certifiable, counterfeit intellectual ruse, and public service impostor is on the verge of total societal collapse and anarchy——one need not look any further than outside in public to see the results of this mayor's intensely failed depravity!