April 1, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
Early this morning, Greenpoint residents were shocked when they saw anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled across the sidewalk along Newel Street.
Two large swastikas with arrows pointing in different directions were spray painted in black along Newel Street, near the Norman Avenue intersection.
Police received multiple calls about the hateful graffiti and reported to the scene this afternoon. The incident is under investigation as officers from the 94th Precinct search for security camera footage that could lead to identifying the culprit.
Greenpoint has been no stranger to anti-semitic graffiti in recent months.
In January, a series of stickers were posted displaying Nazi symbols and messages of white supremacy, prompting Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Council Member Stephen Levin, Assembly Member Joseph Lentol, State Senator Julia Salazar and Representative Carolyn Maloney to release a joint statement condemning the bigoted acts.
A few months later, on March 14, a vandal scrawled “Die, Jew Bitch!” with a swastika drawn below on a poster promoting the book “The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg: American Icon” at the Nassau Avenue G train station.
Police are asking the public who find hateful graffiti to not remove it, but rather leave it intact and report it to the police so that a full investigation can be conducted.