Van­dals tar­get play­ground named in honor of Beastie Boys’ Yauch

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

A Brook­lyn play­ground named for the late Beastie Boys’ star Adam Yauch had been van­dal­ized with swastikas and the words “Go Trump!”

Pho­tos show the swastika and words were spray­painted on play­ground equip­ment in the Brook­lyn Heights neigh­bor­hood.

The city named the park for the late rap­per, who was Jewish, in 2013. Yauch, who at­tended Bard Col­lege, died of can­cer in 2012 af­ter a three­year bat­tle at the age of 47.

New York City Coun­cil­man Brad Lan­der said po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing and a Parks De­part­ment spokesman said Satur­day the graf­fiti was re­moved.

It was one of sev­eral re­cent in­stances of the Nazi sym­bol be­ing found around New York and in other parts of the coun­try.

The play­ground in­cludes bas­ket­ball courts, a com­mu­nity gar­den, a green­house, fit­ness area, an open play space, drink­ing foun­tains and a dog run.

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