Vandal writes anti-Semitic message on community board office door
Police are looking for a vandal who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti on a Borough Park building that houses the offices of Community Board 12 over the weekend. The suspect used a black marker to write the words “Jewish pigs” on the door of the board’s offices at 5910 13th Ave., according to police, who said the hate-filled words were discovered by a worker Monday morning. The board offices were closed from Friday afternoon until Monday morning.
The New York Police Department is investigating the graffiti vandalism as a possible hate crime.
Hamodia, a national newspaper covering the Jewish community, reported that a security camera captured the image of a woman writing the graffiti at around 1:30 a.m. on Monday. The newspaper also quoted Board 12 Chairman Yidel Perlstein as saying that he believed the suspect deliberately targeted the community board office. Both Perlstein and the board’s district manager, Wolf Sender, are Orthodox Jews.
Community Board 12 represents a largely Jewish area of Brooklyn, including the neighborhood of Borough Park, where large numbers of Holocaust survivors live.