Reward Offered For Info on Coney Island Hate Graffiti

BROOKLYN -

A statue in Coney Island celebrating baseball integration was defaced with anti-Semitic and racist graffiti, prompting a bevy of statements by elected officials condemning the action.

State Sen. Eric Adams, Councilman David Greenfield and Mark Treyger, a City Council candidate, all Brooklyn Democrats, are offering a $1,500 reward for information regarding the defacement of a statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese outside MCU Park sometime Tuesday night.

The statue portrays Reese with his arm around Robinson, the first African-American in major league baseball, in a display of solidarity during a time when Robinson faced backlash at away games.

Anyone with information should call NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.