Greenfield Offers $1,000 for Info Leading to Conviction of Those Responsible for Vandalizing Brooklyn’s Largest Jewish Cemetery


greenfieldThis morning, New York City Councilman David Greenfield condemned the desecration of Brooklyn’s largest Jewish cemetery and offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and¬†conviction of the perpetrators.

Sometime between the evening of Friday, December 17, and the morning of Sunday, December 19t, vandals entered Washington Cemetery, on Bay Parkway near McDonald Avenue, and toppled over 50 headstones, spraying graffiti on many of them. Greenfield learned today that this was the second time in as many weeks that vandals had hit the cemetery. This current vandalism was reported to the police on Sunday morning and the NYPD was immediately brought in to investigate. The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime by the NYPD.

Greenfield denounced the vandals, saying, “We will not accept this kind of crime in our community. These vandals have violated the sanctity of the final resting place of over 150,000 Jewish New Yorkers,” Greenfield explained. “We will work with the NYPD and community groups to do everything in our power to ensure that these sick perpetrators are brought to justice.”

Greenfield is encouraging anyone who may have seen something to call the 66th Precinct of the NYPD at 718.851.5611.

“I am offering a one thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who were responsible for this vandalism. But, please, don’t just report this for the money. Report this because it is the right thing to do,” Greenfield concluded.


  1. I have a family member buried in one of those Cemeteries. I have found out about this latest incident just today; The latest that I likely can visit and survey the damage if any will be tomorrow. This incident makes me upset I hope whoever did this turns themselves in. It is the right thing to do. Even if they have to now take the punishment. As for me I can’t wait until it is the next day to check it out.

    This also makes me wonder who would do such a despicable thing to the dead of any nationality. The motive? Is it hate because someone is different than you? The only possible point that you whoever you are made probably is to hurt other people. Your act does not bring people together.

    I wish they would install camera’s now over fences and train station to watch the area. It is sad that we need eyes everywhere but it is probably only way in these times we can bring the perpetrators to justice after they commit a crime or attempt to prevent one in the first place.