The city is investigating reports of sexual harassment and wildly debaucherous holiday parties at the Parks Department, where seasonal female employees were allegedly offered permanent jobs if they performed on a stripper pole.
A bombshell Daily News report casts a harsh light on the culture of a department which reportedly held Christmas and New Year's parties at a secretive "boom boom" room one floor below the official party at a city-owned venue on Randall's Island, where women were pressured into provocative behavior by men in positions of power. The allegations go back to 2009.
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Both Deputy Chief of Operations James Cafaro and his supervisor Angelo Figueroa were named as active participants in the harassment.