Police say graffiti scrawled on numerous Staten Island buildings included anti-Jewish and anti-Obama references.
The Staten Island Advance says the incidents galvanized elected officials and residents.
The NYPD said Monday it had a suspect in custody.
Police say the week-long graffiti spree used variations of the phrase “End the Fed.”
The one that referenced President Barack Obama included an obscenity.
The targets included six banks. The graffiti also marred two flag murals that graced the facades of a supermarket and an ice cream shop.