Antisemitic vandalism attack targets home of Brooklyn Museum director

The attacks happened at the home of Anne Pasternak, the director of the Brooklyn Museum.

Daniella Rodriguez

Jun 12, 2024, 10:25 PM

Updated 40 days ago

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An overnight antisemitic vandalism incident in Brooklyn Heights has prompted an investigation by the NYPD.
Police say they responded to the call of red liquid sprayed at multiples locations at around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night. The attacks happened at the home of Anne Pasternak, the director of the Brooklyn Museum.
A cleaning crew power-washed away the paint on Wednesday afternoon. Residents in the area told News 12 they saw the vandalism on full display on Wednesday morning and were shocked.
“Totally outrageous," said Peter Fox, of Brooklyn Heights. "I don’t care what your views are, nobody should be subjected to that type of intimidation and harassment. Think about all the other people that are living in this building. It’s just heartbreaking.”
The Brooklyn Museum issued a statement:
"We are deeply troubled by these horrible acts targeting leaders connected to the museum. For two centuries, the Brooklyn Museum has worked to foster mutual understanding through art and culture, and we have always supported peaceful protest and open, respectful dialogue. Violence, vandalism, and intimidation have no place in that discourse."
The NYPD says they were actively investigating the incident.


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