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On Tuesday night, after 90 minutes of debating with the CB3 community board, LeRoy McCarthy – who in October 2013 tried to have a street in Brooklyn renamed in honor of The Notorious B.I.G – did not receive approval from the board to rename the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington to “Beastie Boy Square.” The reasoning for this decision was that the group – which photographed the intersection for the cover of their classic 1989 album cover – did not fit the guidelines required for co-naming, which includes community involvement and volunteering.

Nonetheless, New York City has a history of renaming streets, parks and playgrounds after famous musicians. Today we share some places located around NYC which has paid honored to some of the artists who helped shaped the identity of the city.

1. Adam Yauch Park – Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

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This tribute to Adam Yaunch (MCA) of The Beastie Boys was unveiled last year. Adam, who passed away in April 2012, grew up not to far from the Brooklyn Heights park, where his parents still live today.

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4 Responses
  1. I use to visit USA many times and each time I got great experience. During my last
    ny to niagara falls bus tour. I really enjoy the visit and stay at Adam Yauch Park. It is one of the most famous park and first famous attraction of NYC. I loved it.

  2. I use to visit USA many times and each time I got great experience. During my last nyc to dc bus tour I really enjoy the visit and stay at Adam Yauch Park. It is one of the most famous park and first famous attraction of NYC. I loved it.

    • christopher inoa Reply

      You are absolutely right, my mistake, I will get to fixing that pronto.

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