A Civil War monument in Brooklyn depicting the USS Monitor has been defaced with paint.
Greenpoint community activist Phil DePaolo told the New York Post that the Greenpoint Monitor statue was vandalized on Sunday with buckets of white paint.
The statue depicts a man working on the USS Monitor, the legendary ironclad battleship.
The vandal scribbled the initials "JJ" near the bottom of the 1938 monument.
DePaolo said the vandalism was a big slap to the community. He said the USS Monitor was built and stationed in Greenpoint.