Monday, July 3, 2017

Police probe torching of Jewish Art Bus as a Hate Crime

THE FORWARD
By Sam Kestenbaum
Crown Heights artist Lev Scheiber used the bus as both a studio and gallery for his paintings and the vehicle is a familiar sight at community festivals.
NEW YORK---Police have determined that the fire that ripped through a colorful converted school bus in Crown Heights over the weekend was an act of arson — and are investigating it as a hate crime. “It has been determined that the fire was intentionally set,” a police statement read, calling the vehicle a “Jewish bus” decorated in “Jewish art.” The bus was parked near the intersection of Maple Street and Troy Ave., on the edge of Crown Heights. Local artist Lev Scheiber used the bus as both a studio and gallery for his paintings and the vehicle is a familiar sight at community festivals. [More]
The school bus that was converted into an artist studio was burned in Brooklyn on June 26, 2017. (Lev Schieber via GoFundMe)