Nazi Graffiti Scrawled On Upper East Side Subway
Anti-Semitic graffiti was found Friday morning on Manhattan’s Upper East Side – scrawled on the wall of the East 86th Street of the 4, 5 and 6 trains.
The graffiti – left in three areas on the platform and reported by DNAInfo – included the word “Nazi” and a swastika. The MTA said that it had removed the hateful markings as of late this morning, but the New York Police Department said that the incident had not been reported yet.
Since the November election, there has been a noticeable spike in hate-crimes – including in New York City, with many directed at Jews. In the months following the result, the NYPD recorded a jump by a third in anti-Semitic bias incidents. Swastikas and other hateful graffiti has popped up in apartment buildings, parks, subway stations and other public spaces in the city. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has meanwhile created a special task force to investigate hate crimes.