Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

This Time, It’s a ‘No-Swastikas’ Sign Found on the New York City Subway

This weekend, many New Yorkers were shocked to find swastikas painted on subway windows and advertisements. They reacted swiftly and removed the hateful sharpie messages with hand sanitizer.

Two days later, the New York subway system yet again saw a swastika – but this time, it was crossed out, and surrounded by a red “No” sign in a clever imitation of official MTA signage prohibiting no-nos like smoking and eating.

Image by Reddit

The picture was posted in a New York Reddit thread by a user called “AlexJamesFitz,” who comes from Queens.

“Good modification to the R train this morning,” he wrote.

Other Reddit users applauded. One wrote that she had started carrying hand sanitizer everywhere – just in case she comes across another hateful sign that needs erasing.

“Glad we have people out there doing their part to stop these Nazis,” another commented.

Lilly Maier is a news intern at the Forward. Reach her at maier@forward.com or on Twitter at @lillymmaier

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at help@forward.com.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.