You’ve got to fight for your right — to rename a New York City park for the late Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch.
That’s the message from a fast-growing movement of fans who are urging legislators to rechristen Brooklyn’s State Street Basketball Courts — and possibly State Street Park — after the fallen Jewish rapper, who succumbed to cancer this month.
A May 16 comment on the Brooklyn Heights Blog apparently sparked the renaming campaign. A reader called “She’s Crafty” responded to a post about New York State Senator Daniel Squadron’s tribute to Yauch by calling for a rebranding of the neighborhood’s Squibb Park. “MCA boarded in the Heights as a kid so what better memorial? Would be nice to also have it right across from Chapin Park: 2 musical geniuses side by side,” she opined.