Officials Investigate Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found Inside LES Building

Marla Diamond
January 28, 2020 - 7:35 am
Anti-Semitic in LES building

Marla Diamond - WCBS 880

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti found in the stairwell of a Lower East Side apartment building on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The hate-filled graffiti was discovered Monday morning scrawled in black marker on the walls of several floors of a high-rise on Grand Street in a building where most of the residents are Jewish.

Resident Brandi Goldstein, who had family members die in the Holocaust, reported the incident to police.

She says she is still in disbelief.

"Horrified. Mortified. It is nerve wracking," Goldstein told WCBS 880. "'I've lived here for 16 years. I was born down here, pretty much raised down here, my family is down here. Never in a million years thought that this would happen in a building like this."

Police are unsure of when or how the suspect or suspects gained access to the stairwell since there are cameras in the lobby, although there are none where the writing was found. 

So far no arrests have been made, but the police are now working with the Hate Crimes Task Force for this investigation.

There have been no arrests.

Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to visit Borough Park on Tuesday to discuss the rise in anti-Semitism and recent string of hate crimes.