WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN – State Senator Daniel Squadron, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Senator Martin Dilan, Assemblymember Joe Lentol, City Councilmember Stephen Levin, released the following statement in response to reports of swastika vandalism at the Schaefer Landing building at 450 Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg, a community with a large Jewish population:
“The swastika represents some of humanity’s darkest history, and has no place in our communities. For years it incited hatred, and it continues to incite deep pain.
“This reprehensible symbolism -- in a largely Jewish community -- is simply unacceptable. Let us be very clear: the politics of hatred and fear have real consequences locally, nationally, and around the world. It is incumbent on the Trump Administration to denounce the rise in these acts.
“We stand united with all Brooklynites in saying not in our borough, not in our city, and not in our country. We urge anyone with information on this or any other hate incidents to contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-8477. Thank you to the NYPD, 90th Precinct, and Hate Crimes Task Force for their quick response to this crime.”