The Brooklyn Heights park named after Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch was defaced with swastikas and pro-Donald Trump graffiti.
The incident occurred overnight Thursday. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force and the Parks Department is investigating, and the defaced equipment will be repainted tonight, according to City Councilman Brad Lander.
“Yet more hatred & anti-Semitism from Trump supporters,” Councilman Lander tweeted. “Swastikas on the playground equipment in Adam Yauch Park in BK Heights. Adam Yauch is weeping for our country. Mom was Jewish. Practiced Buddhism. Spoke out against Islamophobia. Apologized for homophobic lyrics.”
Yauch passed away in 2012 following a lengthy battle with cancer. The park, which he himself played at as a child, was renamed in his honor in May 2013.
On Sunday, Councilman Lander, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and other local leaders will gather at the park for an event standing up against hate.