You are reading

Swastika Scratched Into Man’s Parked Car in Forest Hills, Incident Condemned by Electeds

(iStock)

July 7, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The NYPD is investigating an anti-Semitic act of vandalism in Forest Hills in which a swastika was carved into the hood of a parked car Thursday.

A 61-year-old man discovered a swastika scratched into the hood of his vehicle–and his two passenger side tires punctured– on July 3, after he parked it near 64th Road and 102nd Street a day earlier.

Local elected officials condemned the act of vandalism in the neighborhood, which has a large Jewish community.

“We are disgusted to learn about this reprehensible crime,” Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz said in a joint statement.

“While the owner of the vandalized vehicle may not have been Jewish, we cannot ignore the particular malice behind this incident – which occurred in an area that is home to one of the largest Jewish populations in New York City,” they said.

The officials said the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident and thanked the 112th Precinct for its swift response.

“Let there be no confusion: we stand together against any and all forms anti-Antisemitism, racism, bigotry, and hate – and we will maintain Queens’ standing as a borough that welcomes all, regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity,” they said.

email the author: [email protected]

3 Comments

Click for Comments 
Hateful Karen Ross

You post racist garbage all over the place? Why are you so full of hate Karen?

Reply
Sara Ross

That area is a large Russian community. The ones who drive nice cars, live in those ugly, disgusting structures, but yet pay with NYS benefit cards and get better medical insurance than people who actually pay for it.

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Queens Public Library celebrates Black History Month with nearly 150 programs highlighting Black resistance, culture

Feb. 2, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed

Throughout February, Queens Public Library will celebrate “Black Resistance” — the theme of its 2023 Black History Month observance — with nearly 150 comprehensive programs and initiatives, including theater performances, author talks and art workshops for all ages, spotlighting various aspects of Black heritage, culture and resilience. 

Popular places where you can watch the Super Bowl in Queens

Feb. 2, 2023 By Tammy Scileppi

Hey, football fans! Game time is fast approaching, and across the city and here in Queens, you can feel the excitement brewing as the two teams prepare to take the field on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 12. So, kick back and watch the big game, and don’t miss Rihanna’s exciting performance during halftime.