Full text of Kaminksy letter to MTA:
January 3, 2014

Mr. Patrick Nowakowski
Long Island Rail Road
Jamaica Station
Jamaica, New York 11435

RE: Cedarhurst Train Station Swastika

Dear Mr. Nowakowski,

Thank you for removing the pane of glass etched with a swastika from the Cedarhurst Long Island Rail Road (“LIRR”) station shortly after my office requested your agency do so on January 2, 2015.

This station, as well as others nearby, experienced these hateful displays on far too many occasions. I urge the LIRR to install cameras on the train station platforms in this and other stations that have been defaced by perpetrators of hate crimes. Such cameras would aid law enforcement authorities in catching those who commit these terrible acts or deter such acts in the first place.

I look forward to our continued partnership to stamp out hate-graffiti and prevent your stations and platforms from being a vehicle for intolerance.


Todd Kaminsky
Member of Assembly


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