“It has racial overtones. It really does. My parents grew up in the south and we heard stories over the years,” said Greg Seabrook.
Fariz Ahmemulic, 28, was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime.
The noose was found on the 64th floor of the building, which is still under construction.
An employee found an African-American baby doll hanging with a chain noose around its neck at the department’s Bronx headquarters on Tuesday.
Islip town worker Cleveland Gamble said he was shocked and sickened after he walked into the common area in a Parks Department building on Halloween night.
A possible symbol of hate was found near a school in Queens on Thursday, sparking concern among neighbors. A noose was seen hanging from a tree and there is no word yet on who may have put it there.
Gregory Seabrook and four other minority electricians previously claimed the Fire Department overlooked them for overtime and promotions.