NYPD Hate Crime Task Force investigates swastika graffiti on abandoned Coney Island building

The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating graffiti found on an abandoned Coney Island building.
Authorities say graffiti on the former grocery store at the corner on West Sixth Street and Sheepshead Bay Road featured a swastika. The graffiti has been up for at least three weeks.
State Sen. Jessica Scarcella-Spanton wrote a Tweet about the incident a few days ago, saying in part, "Any form of bigotry or antisemitism have absolutely no place in our community—especially in one with such a large Jewish population."
Complaints of antisemitic incidents have been on the rise since 2020, according to the NYPD. Data shows that last year, more that 40% of all hate crimes reported to police were directed towards Jewish people.
The latest data from the NYPD shows that in the first three months of this year, complaints of antisemitism dropped 10% compared to the same period last year.