NPYD is searching for a man who viciously attacked an Asian woman outside 360 West 43rd St at 11:40am yesterday (Monday). Police say a 65-year-old woman was approached by an unidentified male who punched and kicked her about the body and made anti-Asian statements. [WARNING: The video below is graphic and violent.]
Crimestoppers released a picture of the suspect and are appealing for help and offering a $2,500 reward. Call or DM 1-800-577-TIPS.
The video shows building staff closing the door of the Brodsky Organization-owned Hell’s Kitchen luxury apartment building as the woman lies on the sidewalk. A statement from the Brodsky Organization said “The Brodsky Organization is aware of the violent assault on an Asian American woman in front of 360 West 43rd Street. The Brodsky Organization condemns all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia and violence against the Asian American community. The staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union. The Brodsky Organization is also working to identify a third-party delivery vendor present during the incident so that appropriate action can be taken.”
The victim was taken to NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan with facial and leg injuries. She is said to be stable.
New York has seen a significant rise in violent crimes targeting people of Asian descent. You can find resources to help here, including tips on how to intervene as a bystander.