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Hate Crime - Elderly Vandal Writes ‘Jew’ on Apartment Building in Flatiron District

The NYPD is searching for this man in conection to a possible hate crime in the Flatiron District.Photo byNYPD

By Dan Gesslein

Manhattan Voice

December 1, 2023

MANHATTAN - The NYPD is investigating a possible hate crime of a man caught on surveillance video scrawling the word “Jew” on the front of an apartment building in the flatiron district.

At around 8 pm on November 9, a man is seen on surveillance video walking up to the front of 131 5th Avenue. Cops said the man drew a Star of David on the building and then wrote the word “Jew” with a question mark on the door.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.

The suspect is described as a male with light complexion and medium build. He is between the ages of 50 and 60.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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