A 20-foot by 20-foot swastika was dug into the grass at a park in Levittown and Nassau County police are investigating the discovery as a bias crime, authorities said.
The discoveries come as members of the Jewish community and other minority groups have expressed concern over the apparent rise of hate crimes since the Nov. 8 presidential election.
Nassau County police are investigating as a hate crime the recent discovery of graffiti spray painted on a Mineola sidewalk that included swastikas, racial slurs and the phrase “Make America White Again.” The phrase is a play on Republican President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.” The bias incident was reported at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday outside of a home on Washington Avenue near the corner of Elm Place two blocks from Mineola village hall.
There is no place on the East Coast where multifamily housing development is as difficult to build as Long Island. This obstruction puts the region at a great disadvantage, because multifamily housing in walkable settings is now in great demand. Fortunately, LI does have a lot of available space to develop near Long Island Rail Road stations.
Growing up on Long Island, many children enjoy spending time at the beach, but since kids tend to get bored quickly, they are often looking for new and exciting things to do. For parents, keeping their kids entertained—and not by just letting them waste their days playing video games or watching TV—can be a full-time job. But since parents and kids often disagree about what constitutes fun, here are some ideas for family friendly things to do on Long Island.
The decision to exercise more vigilance in Nassau and Suffolk counties comes after eight cops were killed in 10 days by two black men with military backgrounds. Both suspects were reportedly aggravated by fatal shootings of African Americans at the hands of the police. The latest tragedy came Sunday, when a former U.S. Marine identified as Gavin Long gunned down three cops in Baton Rouge, La., in what authorities there have described as an “ambush.”