The NYPD's hate crimes unit is investigating after someone spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti inside an apartment building in Brooklyn, authorities said.
The phrase "f--- Jews" was discovered inside a Borough Park building occupied mostly by Jewish tenants on Sunday, according to the department.
Two NYPD officers were seen in the building going door-to-door looking for information about anyone who might've scrawled the message in the building.
"It's not good," said one resident. "I've lived here 10 years... I never saw anything like this."
The Anti-Defamation League, a group that fights anti-Semitism, said it is happy the department is investigating the vandalism.
“It is reassuring to see once again New York’s finest taking incidents of abhorrent anti-Semitism seriously,” the group said in a statement. “Borough Park is home to a vibrant Jewish community, rich in tradition, and the step to investigate as a potential bias-motivated crime sends a strong message that such hate will not be tolerated.”
The Anti-Defamation League said in a statement Wednesday that the graffiti is the latest in at least a dozen instances of anti-Semitism in the city since September. Seven of the incidents have been in Brooklyn, where there are several Orthodox enclaves.
Anyone with information on the graffiti should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.