After the Murray Hill LIRR sign was defaced last week with defamatory language, the MTA has installed a security camera in an effort to catch the vandals.
“In light of recent developments, I would like to thank the MTA Police for addressing our concerns and making security upgrades at the Murray Hill LIRR Station. My fellow elected officials and I are hopeful that this will stem the recent tide of repulsive vandalism there, and make the area safer for all residents,” said Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing).
He noted that he is grateful to local advocates, civic and business leaders “for their unceasing efforts to successfully resolve this issue, as well as the MTA and Governor Cuomo for their outreach to our community.”
The assemblyman added, “If there are still security problems that need to be addressed even after the installation of this camera, my pledge to secure additional funding still stands.”
Last week, vandals spray-painted racially charged messages that read, “Chinese Losers town,” “Asians all on welfare” and “Whites built Flushing.”
Local elected officials asked the 109th Precinct and MTA police for copies of surveillance footage that may have captured the culprits.