Police are searching for two vandals captured on video drawing swastikas on a Brooklyn restaurant, according to the New York Post. They also wrote “f—k this place” and “f—k this city.” The incident occurred on Dec. 22.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 8, 2020
The report is just one piece of a growing puzzle as anti-Semitism continues to spread across the city. In 2019, alone, the New York Police Department 26 percent spike in anti-Semitic incidents. There were 234 anti-Semitic that year.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has responded by increasing the NYPD’s presence in Jewish neighborhoods across the city as incidents become all too frequent.