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Homes of Jewish Executives at Brooklyn Museum Vandalized

The vandalism was reported by New York City Comptroller Brad Lander on social media.

The homes of several Jewish executives from the Brooklyn Museum were vandalized on Tuesday night, according to a post on social media by New York City Comptroller Brad Lander.

Lander, who made the posting around 7:30am on Tuesday, said "The cowards who did this are way over the line into antisemitism, harming the cause they claim to care about, and making everyone less safe."

Five homes – three in Manhattan and two in Brooklyn – were vandalized Tuesday night, police told CNN. 

One photo Lander posted showed a sign that reads "Anne Pasternak Brooklyn Museum White Supermacist Zionist." Pasternak has been the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum since 2015, according to the museum's website. 

"This is an abhorrent act of antisemitism and it has no place in New York or anywhere else," said Governor Kathy Hochul on X (formerly known as Twitter). 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said this is not peaceful protest or free speech.

"This is a crime, and it's overt, unacceptable antisemitism," he said on X

This is not the first time the Brooklyn Museum has been targeted. Pro-Palestinian protestors damaged some art work at the museum on May 31. 

"We are deeply troubled by these horrible acts of vandalism targeting museum leadership. For two centuries, the Brooklyn Museum has worked to foster mutual understanding through art and culture, and we have always supported peaceful protest and open, respectful dialogue. Violence, vandalism, and intimidation have no place in that discourse," a museum spokesperson said through a statement.