Mosely filed suit against Acadia in May, saying the developer is paying workers at its Downtown Brooklyn development poverty-level wages. The lawsuit alleges that City Point's lease would allow the developer to pay construction workers as little as $10,875 annually. It calls for a renewed environmental impact statement for the site.
Acadia published a letter in response, quoting two NYCHA tenants association presidents asking Mosely to drop the suit. According to Mosely, both NYCHA leaders quoted deny making any such statements.
“I am disgusted by Acadia’s attempt to deceive my constituents and discredit a lawsuit against their corporate greed with an entirely falsified public document,” said Mosely. “This latest and most brazen lie not only demonstrates Acadia’s deception and desperation, but a complete lack of respect for the hard working people of central Brooklyn who deserve to stay in their neighborhoods and earn living wages and good health benefits."
In a letter published Thursday, Mosely demanded that Acadia "stop the lies."
In response, the City Point developers group released a statement defending their wages at the worksite and again urging Mosely to drop the suit.
"It's unfortunate that Assemblyman Mosley continues to deny the fact that City Point is currently providing good wages of at least $20 an hour to all workers, and has achieved extraordinary levels of minority and local workforce participation and construction contracting," the statement read. "Rather than try to stall a project that is today creating thousands of construction jobs, over 1,000 permanent jobs, and 120 units of desperately needed affordable housing, he should act in the best interest of his constituents and withdraw from the lawsuit."