NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Another incident of anti-Semitic vandalism has residents in Brooklyn disheartened and upset.

In the latest occurrence, a sign at the Avenue J Station was defaced so it read “Avenue Jew.” Transit police have removed the sign and are investigating the situation as a bias crime.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan Reports From Midwood

“I grew up here, I’ve been here my whole life and I’ve never seen some things that, you know, have been going on the last week or so. It’s surprising to me too,” one Midwood resident told 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan.

The latest act of vandalism comes in the wake of last week’s bias incidents on Ocean Parkway.

At least three cars were set ablaze and dozens of pieces of anti-Semitic graffiti were plastered along benches in Midwood. The cars were damaged and the benches vandalized along Ocean Parkway between Avenues I and J. Among the vandalism: “KKK” scrawled nearby, as well as numerous swastikas.

“You know, it’s not good that Jewish people have have to fear for their lives. Everybody’s trying to be peaceful as much as they can in this world and to have incidents like this, it’s not good at all,” another resident said.

“You’d like to think you’d be safe to practice religion — any religion — in this area, but guess not,” said another Brooklyn man.

The reward money for information regarding last week’s incidents has now increased to $56,000.

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Comments (30)
  1. Show Yo Colors! says:

    This was meant to show who controlled the area. Its like a gang thnk. “This Avenue is controlled by the Jews. If you came seeking trouble, you are gonna get trouble!”

  2. Seymour Soup says:

    It could’ve read Bagel Boulevard, Latke Lane, Pastrami Place, Tongue Terrace, Brisket Boulevard, Lox Lane, or Motzah Mall

  3. Meme Meyagi says:

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  4. Anti Semetism = Soup Nazis says:


    Ya ThinK?

    Ron Paul 2012

    1. No soup for you says:

      There us an exit off the Merritt in Connecticut, its called Guniea Road, and I never took affense, go figure.

      1. Robert says:

        I’m offended by your use of the English language

  5. dan parker says:

    well said

  6. sol rosenblatt says:


    now that is funny.

  7. Libertarians R Democrats says:

    It was written by your typical Anti Semite Ron Paul supporter.

    1. BellyAchers says:

      So now anybody that is aainst banksters and supports Ron Paul is an anti semite?


      I guess that means that anyone that is not jewish is anti semite?

      Take that overused term and put it UPPER U.S.

  8. goblin says:

    Who cares. What a waste of time on a “news” article.

    1. who cares? says:

      i care. and every time this happens we should see, read and hear about it so we can all prevent this from happening again…..
      don’t ever, ever forget.

      1. Dan Prker says:

        forget what !! you are all crying babies

      2. Cue the Auswitz reruns says:

        Cue the Auswitz reruns…………….Now

        1. Robert says:

          Real nice, I wish CBS would censor some of thier comments

          1. What? says:

            CBS encourages racial comments. I can find no other reason why there are so many comments that demean and abuse people on this site. That being said, what’s wrong with the sign? What part of Avenue Jew is offensive? I see nothing evil about it.

  9. yea says:

    bias crime …. oh please you cant compare this to the last week crime .. this looks koooooooooooool Jfor Jews .. if somebody writes christian on Ave C AND Muslim on Ave M Is it still a bias crime .. ?

  10. Daniel Fox says:

    Is it really newsworthy? Is it the only spraypaint in New York? No serious crimes happen in New York, so now they show spraypaints on walls and burning trashcans? Stop making news about this nonsense, and talk about serious issues. Thank you.

  11. spikedance says:

    KKK is not a slur on jews. Also, one of the owners of a car that was burnt had an Italian sounding last name. Blacks and Italians are not jews.

    1. Sammy Davis, Jr. says:


    2. Bloombergsteinwitzberger says:

      You’re right. Jews are much worse than blacks and Italians.

  12. Larry Schwarz says:

    Whatever it is,a joke or neo nazis it has to stop and the vandals must be caught.

    1. TERRORISTS says:

      do we send them to Gitmo?

  13. Jones says:

    This was probably done by just some mischievous kids. Look at the rest of the graffiti. No swatstikas or anything else antisemitic. Should NOT be considered a bias crime. Just some mild vandalism.

    And the reward for towards info on last weeks incidents (that WAS bias) is now at $56k? Whose pocket is that coming out of? Certainly not of any Jews. More like my own in the form of tax dollars.

  14. Robert says:

    Let me re-iterate if it was something offensive or clearly anti-semitic I wouldn’t say that was funny

    1. End Bernake and the FED says:

      Don’t be Sthupid,

      Be a Shmarty,

      Come and Join,

      Ron Paul’s Tea Party…

  15. Robert says:

    Not to be offensive but I’m Jewish and Avenue Jew is pretty funny, like something on a t-shirt.

    Jews have self-deprecating humor all the time so it was probably a Jewish person that came up with it.

  16. Joe Schmo says:

    Bias crime? Oh, pleeeeeease. Laughing my fackinassoff.

    Jews need to have a sense of humor as well. Some things taken a wee bit too seriously.

    1. TOO Much Gevelte fish diet says:

      Spring time

      For Spray Paint,

      And Subway Signs…………..


      For Anal retentive


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