WILLIAMSBURG — Fliers showing swastikas above the word "Uber" that were found in Williamsburg Monday night are being investigated as a hate crime, police said.
"Numerous" fliers were discovered on Bedford Avenue at Williamsburg Street — near where many Hasidic Jewish people live — at about 10 p.m., police said. The black-and-white fliers had the word "Uber" written in the same style as the logo of the Uber taxi share service.
Asked if the fliers were related to the taxi company, police said only that the incident was under investigation.
"Uber condemns this disgusting act of hatred and calls on the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force to aggressively investigate this despicable crime," said Josh Mohrer, Uber's New York general manager, in a statement.
The incident was first reported by the website JPUpdates.com.
It's not the first time Williamsburg has been a target of alleged anti-Semitic hate crimes. Last month, police investigated a missing mezuzah as a hate crime, and swastikas have been seen in local elevators before.