“Black lazy monkeys”- Racist note left on front door of at least 2 different City Island buildings

A racist note left on the front door of at least two different buildings on City Island is leaving Black residents uncomfortable.

News 12 Staff

Jul 10, 2020, 2:07 AM

Updated 1,408 days ago

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A racist note left on the front door of at least two different buildings on City Island is leaving Black residents uncomfortable. 
Kayisha Thompson was laying down in her apartment Wednesday night when she says she got a knock on her door.
"It was my neighbor. She's like, 'Kayisha, can I show you something?' and I said, 'Sure.' And that's when she showed me the note -- the racist note that was left on the door,” said Thompson. 
On the front entrance door of their apartment building, a handwritten note was left on a U.S. Postal Service sticker reading “Black lazy monkeys. A fat lazy slob lives here.”
"I don't pay it any mind, but when it hits you right on your door, that's a completely different feeling,” said Thompson. 
Thompson says the note was discovered when her neighbor was trying to leave the building.
"The person was there and they pulled the door opposite of her, so she couldn't get out. She said she was in a tug of war with the door and then it stopped,” said Thompson. 
She says when she opened the door, she saw the note, but that when she looked out no one was running off. 
A camera pointing in the direction of the front door sits above the neighborhood business but it’s unclear if it captured the incident. 
Of the four units in the building, Black residents live in two of them.
"We all know each other, so you know, we're all very disappointed,” said Thompson. 
A similar note was also left just up the block on the front entrance door of City Island Frozen Yogurt. 
Both have been removed. 
A USPS spokesperson tells News 12 in a statement, “Some items are widely available to facilitate the use of postal products and services. This is clearly an example of unacceptable use."
Police also tell News 12 that both incidents are under investigation.


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