“These are not just crimes of vandalism; they are clearly crimes of hate, plain and simple,” State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., said of the recent anti-Semitic graffiti that was found at a beach club in the Rockaways. “Anti-Semitic rhetoric has once again reared its ugly head and has reached our neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula. I denounce these terrible acts and I commend Governor Cuomo for sending the State Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate this incident. As the world’s most diverse borough, we in Queens need to come together and let everyone know that hate has no place in our communities.”