Councilman David Greenfield Offers Reward In Response To Swastika Spree

Councilman Greenfield surveying the damage at a local synagogue

Recently, Borough Park residents woke up to find swastikas painted on at least a half-dozen buildings throughout the neighborhood. Councilman David Greenfield is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the hateful attack on the community.

Swastikas were discovered early Friday morning spray painted on at least six buildings in the vicinity of 16th Avenue, including a synagogue, a public school and several businesses. The NYPD is currently investigating the latest hate crime against Brooklyn’s Jewish community, including reviewing security footage from local businesses.

“Once again, we find ourselves under attack from individuals who think nothing of spreading hate and fear throughout the community. This is absolutely unacceptable, especially in an area that is home to so many Holocaust survivors. Rest assured, I will work with the NYPD until those responsible for this horrific crime are caught and held responsible. Our community will not be intimidated by these senseless acts of hate,” said Greenfield.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the NYPD’s confidential tip line at 1-800-577-TIPS.