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.