A resident of the apartment building where the Guardian’s office is said to have been attacked says the “insulting” graffiti has been drawn on the front door, and that the graffiti is a sign of the “purity” of the place.
The Guardian building on the corner of 5th and West Streets is currently under construction, but in a tweet posted this week, the building’s owner said that a sign outside the building had been vandalised.
“The sign outside of the building on 5th Street is being painted over with graffiti that is so disgusting that it has been reported to police,” the building owner wrote.
“It is unacceptable to paint graffiti in the front of your building.
We do not condone this and we will be taking immediate action to remove the graffiti from the building.”
The graffiti on the sign was apparently drawn on by a man who lived there, who posted it on Twitter.
“I saw that the sign had been spray painted on this morning,” the man wrote, in reference to the graffiti.
“Somebody just painted on the back of my building.
I’m not too sure who it was but it’s not good to mess with a building that is not safe.
This has to stop.
I will be contacting the NYPD.”
The man did not identify himself, but the account he shared was later deleted.
The building has been under construction for about a year, and is being designed to house the Guardian and other newspapers.
The property is owned by the Guardian, and the building has not been used for a day since the attack.