Five Swastikas Found In The Heart Of Boro Park, $1,000 Reward Offered


greenfield-swastikaBrooklyn, NY – Assemblyman Dov Hikind is vowing to find the perpetrators who painted swastikas in multiple locations in Borough Park last night. The discovery was made this morning when a resident saw a swastika painted on a 16th Avenue synagogue and called Assemblyman Hikind at his home. Four additional swastikas were soon discovered.

“What kind of sick person does this in a neighborhood of Holocaust survivors?” demanded the Assemblyman. “This is yet another example of the type of hate crimes that result from bigoted rhetoric. There will be no tolerance for hatred here and our community will address this from top to bottom. We’ll show that we’re serious about prosecuting criminals who would hurt us with their vile actions.”

The Assemblyman said law enforcement was immediately notified and a search is underway for the individual(s) who painted the swastikas.

“Hate crimes aimed specifically at the innocent people of this neighborhood are precisely why we need heightened security,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “The Security Initiative that is being put in place will go a long way towards protecting Borough Park and Midwood residents.

The swastikas were located at: 4609 16th Ave., 4619 16th Ave., 4423 16th Ave., 4623 18th Ave., and 42nd between 15th and 16th on a van.


After Borough Park residents woke up this morning to find swastikas painted on at least a half-dozen buildings throughout the neighborhood, Councilman David G. 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 this 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 help responsible. Our community will not be intimidated by these senseless acts of hate,” said Greenfield, who received assurance from detectives at the scene that this incident is being thoroughly investigated.

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

{Noam Newscenter}



    may we start doing teshuva before its too late C”V

    What else do we need to to wake up and get close to Hashem??? SO wake up now, start doing teshuva before it’s to late?