Hastings' Zinsser Park Facilities Scarred By Graffiti Over Weekend

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Zinnser Park was damaged by graffiti over the June 7-8 weekend
Zinnser Park was damaged by graffiti over the June 7-8 weekend Photo Credit: Hastings Recreation Department
Spray painted damage on the Zinsser Field wall.
Spray painted damage on the Zinsser Field wall. Photo Credit: Hastings Recreation Department
Spray painted damage on the Zinsser Field wall.
Spray painted damage on the Zinsser Field wall. Photo Credit: Hastings Recreation Department
Spray painted damage on the Zinsser Field walls and bathrooms.
Spray painted damage on the Zinsser Field walls and bathrooms. Photo Credit: Hastings Recreation Department

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Hastings Recreation Department reported on Monday that walls, doors and bathroom facilities at Zinsser Park Field had been laced with graffiti sometime over the weekend.

The Recreation Department posted photos of the damage, which included spray-painted symbols and writings, including "You Will die" and "Jesus is Red"  

Zinsser Park is on Broadway and Edgers Lane just north of downtown Hastings and includes athletic fields, gardens and other park facilities.

Hastings Police Chief Anthony Visalli said the department was investigating.

"The matter is still under investigation at this time, but we certainly would appreciate anyone with information coming forward to us," Visalli said.

Residents reacted quickly on Facebook.

"Considering the sort of little bored rich kids that loiter around main street trying to show how tough they are while sitting in car parks and whispering about people, this doesn't at all surprise me," Viv Apalooza-McRik said. "in fact, i'm surprised more of that doesn't happen. Sad." 

"I'm very surprised - I never saw this happened in Hastings. I have live here half my life," Georgina Nicholaides said.

Gina Talbotsaid, "Terrible! Seems like our town is going downhill."

"To be fair, it may or may not be a Hastings resident who did this. But we should all be aware, and report any suspicious activity to the police. It never hurts to take the time to do that," George Shepherd said.

Those who may have information are asked to call the Hastings Police at 914-478-2344.

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