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Graffiti Swastikas Found Along McGuinness Boulevard

via Clara Kundin on Twitter

Dec. 3, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan

Greenpoint residents discovered at least three graffiti swastikas along McGuinness Boulevard earlier today.

Clara Kundin, who lives in North Brooklyn, first noticed two swastikas spray painted beneath the Pulaski bridge overpass just before 1:20 p.m., at the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard and Clay Street.

One of the swastikas is bordered by the letters W and P—an acronym for white power.

At the time of Kundin’s finding, however, both swastikas had been crossed out with red paint, with the words “No Hate” etched beside them–presumably done by another person.

Kundin, who tweeted the photos of the graffitied signs, said she notified 311 but did not notify police of the findings.

A third swastika, also accompanied by the letters “WP”, was spotted before 11:30 a.m. by a Greenpoint man on the sidewalk at McGuinness Boulevard and Dupont Street–one block away from where the two other swastikas were found.

An NYPD spokesperson said police have not received reports of the swastikas as of press time.

Swastika graffiti has been spotted in Greenpoint many a time, especially in recent years. In October,  several swastikas were reported on parking meters along Manhattan Avenue.

In June of last year, an 8-inch swastika was etched into the sidewalk on Kingsland Avenue. A few months later, duct tape swastikas were found on tables at McGorlick Park, which led to a rally days later denouncing the act.

The most recent graffiti comes just days after two separate physical attacks took place against Jewish people near the Williamsburg Broadway Triangle area.

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Clara Kundin

311 transferred me to the hate crimes department when I called. I spoke with someone at the nypd and received a follow up call from a detective who said they had received reports and detectives had been dispatched to the area.


While throughout our history there have been disturbing hate incidents like this, the current occupant in the WH, blows dog whistles to make these bigots feel safe to come out of the woodwork more than any time in modern history.

Just the other day, I saw and heard a polish immigrant woman calling a black meter maid the N word for giving her a ticket. Never heard of saw anything like that in my 70 yrs. of existence.


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