Vandals target playground named in honor of Beastie Boys’ Yauch
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.