March 10, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan
A window at a local Sunnyside bar was smashed early this morning in an apparent act of vandalism.
A window at Bar 43, a popular Sunnyside bar at 43-06 43rd Street, was smashed around 5:10 a.m. this morning, surveillance video from outside the establishment showed.
Bar owner Nick Murphy said he discovered the vandalism when he went to open the bar this afternoon, finding a window that had been painted for Saint Patrick’s Day smashed.
Upon reviewing the surveillance tapes, Murphy said that it looked as though the vandal had thrown a skateboard through the window, which they then picked up again as they walked by.
Though it is impossible to see the vandal’s face in the video, Murphy said they were fairly distinctive, with brown hair in a ponytail, carrying what looked like a helmet in their left hand, and wearing a white jacket and black pants with keys hanging out of the pocket.
“I’ll be keeping a close eye on anyone who walks by with a skateboard now, I’ll tell you that,” Murphy said.
He said that only the one window was damaged, and though he had called a repairman to fix it, he was unsure how much the repair would cost.
He has not yet alerted the police to the incident, given that the vandal’s face is not visible in the surveillance video.