Updated: Neo-Nazi Trump Supporters Attack Adam Yauch Park In Brooklyn

Pro-Trump Swastika Symbols at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn
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Hateful Donald Trump supporters are now intensifying fears of anti-Semitism ahead.  Last night, the Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn was defaced with pro-Trump Swastika symbols.

It’s the version of ‘Trump America’ people are fearing the most.  Now, a spate of hate crimes following the election of Donald Trump is spilling into the anti-Semitic.  Just last night, residents of Brooklyn Heights were shocked to find two swastikas and a ‘Go Trump’ message defacing Adam Yauch Park.

Adam Yauch, aka ‘MCA’, was a member of the Beastie Boys who passed away in 2012.  The park was named after Yauch following his passing.

Yauch was Jewish, and cut from the cloth of a very Jewish New York family and culture.  Indeed, he’s one of the most prominent Jewish musicians of the past thirty years.   That makes the presence of swastikas a virulently anti-Semitic act, with a prominent member of the Jewish community singled out.

“Adam Yauch is weeping for our country.”

Already, local leaders are reacting.  City Councilman Brad Landers blasted the act as racist and hostile.  “Yet more hatred & anti-Semitism from Trump supporters,” Lander tweeted. “Swastikas on the playground equipment in Adam Yauch Park in BK Heights. Adam Yauch is weeping for our country.  Mom was Jewish.  Practiced Buddhism.  Spoke out against Islamophobia.  Apologized for homophobic lyrics.”

Meanwhile, the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the matter, while Trump himself has urged his followers to ‘stop it’.

Back in Brooklyn, local leaders are taking this matter very, very seriously.  A rally is slated to take place at Adam Yauch Park on Sunday morning (November 20th), with New York State Senator Daniel Squadron and Congresswoman Nydia Velásquez leading the effort.  “Hate has no place in Brooklyn, NYC, or America,” a flyer promoting the gathering read.

The gathering is slated for 11:30 am ET (see below).  Fellow Beastie Boys member Ad Rock is slated to speak at the event (we’ll have full coverage).

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Updated: A crowded rally took place as scheduled on November 20th, with fellow Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz (aka ‘Ad Rock’) classifying the incident a Trump-fueled hate.

“I’m assuming that we’re all here today ’cause we’re thinking the same thing: spray-painting swastikas at a children’s playground is a messed up thing to do … This is about hate crimes towards Muslims soaring to their highest levels since 9/11. We elected a president that is giving our children the message that it’s OK to attack people of color. This is real. We’ve gotta stand up against hate. If you’re able to give money, give to Black Lives Matter. If you’re able to protest, protest. If you’re able to volunteer, volunteer.”

Once discovered, the swastikas were quickly removed.  Once the black paint was dried, hearts adorned the once-defaced area.


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More as this develops.

19 Responses

  1. PiratesWinLOL

    if we are going to have a song and a dance composed every time some moron paint a swastika on a toilet or in a park, then there will be no end to this. also these clowns apparently didn’t knew the fact that the president elects family has very strong connection to a number of jewish people. he is as far away from national socialism as anyone can be.

    other than that, with the violence and riots that hillarys brownshirts are behind, there are much more significant and serious problems to talk about.

    • Antiyou

      HIllary’s brownshirts? Go F yourself. Republicans are right-wing and the right wing has always been closer to fascism than the left. The left has been trying to fight corporations, not bend over to them. Sure, the Clintons were sold out. If you think Trump isn’t, there’s a bridge all of Brooklyn would like to sell you, right-wing ape.

  2. Sterling Wilson

    The author of the headline “Neo-Nazi Trump Supporters Attack Adam Yauch Park In Brooklyn” must be vying to get hired by the NY Times with typically unproven, incendiary claims.

    Where’s the evidence? Neo-nazi? Trump supporter? After all that Project Veritas proved (with evidence) there’s no reason to assume such graffiti is but a Leftist hoax. If not that extreme, it’s just as likely that adolescents acted to get a rise out of the neighborhood. And a rise they got.

    Show me the evidence of who specifically is behind this and then we can determine their motivation. Until then, temper the hysterics and stop creating hoaxes yourselves.

  3. USA4theWin

    Well said PiratesWinLOL! Clearly this will be anti-trump activists trying to whip up media tittletattle.

  4. Anonymous

    I believe saying “vandalized” instead of “attacked” would be more accurate nomenclature.


    I’m no Trump supporter but I am tired of the fake news and home made propaganda coming out of the left. Mr. Resnikoff, who is the publisher of DMN and wrote this article, should be ashamed of himself for propagating what is most probably a hoax and presenting it as fact. The news in New York carried this same idiotic story making the same huge leap to a conclusion that no reasoning person could make without stipulating the obvious flaws in logic. You are no journalist. I have in the past recommended your email to musicians but no longer trust your perspective or truthfulness. You are obviously willing to ignore simple ethics to further your own political agenda with lies.

  6. Wine Cyclist

    DMN can make “news” out of anything whether it is true or not. “Sensationalism” is the guiding operative word. It’s encouraging to see the above comments chastising DMN.

  7. Paul Resnikoff


    Not really sure what you guys are attacking DMN on here. Some nasty anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi stuff was spray-painted on a park that bears the name of a prominent member of the Jewish community (RIP). Not really sure what’s ‘fake’ or ‘sensationalist’ about those pretty straight-ahead facts.

    • Anonymous

      I believe the source of the graffiti has not been identified. And yeah that does have some importance.

      • Paul Resnikoff

        OK, that’s more information, but blasting DMN for being sensationalist about it because we don’t know the perpetrators seems ridiculous.

    • PiratesWinLOL

      you are really grasping at straws here. all that fake b.s. is simply too transparent. the obvious fact is that there is NOTHING anti-semitic about trump and what he represents. his own daughter has converted to judaism and his two sons are married to jews. many of trumps strongest supporters such as milo yiannopoulos and michael savage are jewish. even the prime minister of israel benjamin netanyahu is calling trump “my friend”. these are important facts about trump. not some freakkin’ grafitti in a park or on a toilet. seriously, if someone painted a giant penis at the rosie o’donnell park, i am sure there would be crying, singing and articles at dmn about it and how misogynistic trump is. yeah, trump, the guy who employ more female than male executives. i am so sick of the control left, their fake news and all that transpartent stupid bullshit and propaganda. it is not only cnn that sucks.

  8. Peter Bogdanoff

    Two things: As others have said Trump is hardly an anti-Semite. He probably supports Israel much more than Obama, is from NYC, which makes one almost by definition pro-semitic, and his business partner and lawyer, Michael Cohen, is very Jewish. Then, this “neo-nazi” is obviously very neo, as he had trouble painting a swastika–tried twice, and never did get it right. He did spell “Trump” correctly…

  9. shiteandonions

    Glad to see this article being ripped apart. So ya think it was an actual anti-semitic Trump-supporting Brooklynite as opposed to a kid or someone else just trying to start some trouble? People really need to start thinking a little harder. Just a little deeper.

    • Sterling Wilson

      “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” —Upton Sinclair

      Resnikoff has proven his inability to see his own logical fallacies. “Not really sure what’s ‘fake’ or ‘sensationalist’ about those pretty straight-ahead facts”, he writes, ignoring the recently proven Leftist hoaxes and equating a vulgar symbol with a verified supporter.

  10. Rob

    Resnikoff should be wacked for his leftwing lying. That p.o.s
    Adrock should be too. Nasty little lying leftist. Ignorant clown dont even realize the ones he supports hate him because hes a jew.

  11. gerald brennan

    After many years of reading your site, I am OUT of here.
    Good business tip: stick to actual essential music topics rather than trying to sooth your petulant self with crap like this. So you hate Trump. Who the hell cares? Fewer than you imagine.
    Think I’m the only one fleeing your self-indulgence?