It’s no secret that we’re now facing an epidemic of anti-Semitism across the country, including right here in New York, as the recent attacks in Monsey so tragically demonstrated. In her New York Times op-ed , Congresswoman Nita Lowey said, “We are no longer talking about isolated, occasional actions—bad enough as those are—but a regular phenomenon. Like an epidemic, it must be treated comprehensively, addressing root causes.” I totally agree.
New Yorkers make room for a lot, but one thing that we don’t welcome in our city is hate. Hate has no place here. It’s up to all of us to do our part in eradicating it and standing with our Jewish neighbors, friends, and loved ones. Along with Congressman Adriano Espaillat and community leaders, I hosted a town hall on how we can combat the disturbing rise of anti-Semitic violence and graffiti. My office will do everything we can to support efforts aimed at addressing anti-Semitism and stand with Jewish New Yorkers.