Police are looking for the person or persons who painted anti-Semitic graffiti on an overpass near the Grand Central Parkway service road in Forest Hills.
A swastika and racial slurs were discovered near 64th Avenue and 64th Road on the morning of April 13. The images were removed after being examined by police from the 112th Precinct.
Local officials were quick to decry the incident, saying it was not a coincidence that it took place during Passover week.
“I am utterly disgusted and angered at such expressions of hate and bigotry, especially during the week of one of the holiest religious observance for Jews,” said Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills).
“These images serve nothing but a terrible reminder of the prejudice that still exists today,” she sad. “It breaks my heart to know that someone would stoop so low as to evoke fear and dreadful memories of the past,” she said.
Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) said he was “appalled to see such malicious and offensive action against our community."