The building’s maintenance supervisor told police that the device was found on the wall above the light switch on Jan. 16, NYPD said.
When the camera was removed and examined, it was found to contain an SD card for storage of video, according to police.
The NYPD is investigating the incident as a sex crime and unlawful surveillance, with obscene material involving people under 17 years of age, according to police.
Johnson & Johnson representative Carol Goodrich said the company immediately contacted NYPD after finding the camera and is investigating the incident.
Other recent crimes in the 10th Precinct include:
► A construction worker hit a colleague with a helmet on Jan. 14 at about noon, sending him to the hospital, according to police.
The 25-year-old victim was working at a construction site at 500 W. 21st St., moving wheelbarrows of cement, and accidentally dropped them, the NYPD said.
In response, another worker took off his hard hat and hit the victim in the head with it, police said. The victim was also wearing a hard hat at the time.
The victim complained of head pain and was transported to a local hospital, according to NYPD. Police are looking for the attacker, who is described as about 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds.
► A 76-year-old Chelsea woman said a company scammed her out of $7,000 by promising her a job as a “mystery shopper,” according to police.
The victim said she got a message through Facebook inviting her to work as a mystery shopper, and the company sent her checks to cash.
She in turn sent them “a percentage” of the checks through MoneyGram and Western Union, according to the police report.
She told police on Jan. 14 that she later found that all the checks she had been sent had bounced.