NYPD investigating hate crime in Greenpoint

Authorities are investigating the brutal attack of a Hispanic man in Greenpoint as a hate crime. 



According to police, 25-year-old Felix Valenzuela was riding his bike near Jackson and Leonard streets Sunday when two white men got in his way and began punching him in the face. 



Investigators say the suspects were calling Valenzuela an immigrant and telling him that he doesn't belong in this country. 



Valenzuela suffered bruising and swelling to his face. 


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