NYC Gay Bar Owner Calls Out NYPD For Lack Of Action On Vandalism Attacks
The Crime Report
NOVEMBER 22, 2022
The owner of Vera, a gay bar in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, spoke out against the NYPD’s handling of vandalism after a brick was thrown through the bar’s window Saturday night, the third time in one week, Jake Offenhartz reports for Gothamist. The owner, David DeParolesa, told Gothamist that police were dismissive when he reported the incidents and said the NYPD told him that the crimes may not warrant reporting to the state’s Hate Crimes Task Force. .