Brooklyn Park To Be Renamed For Adam Yauch
Calling all Beastie Boys fans: a trip to Brooklyn may be in order on Friday.
The Brooklyn Heights Blog reported that Palmetto Playground — a small park near Brooklyn Bridge Park — will be renamed for Beastie Boys founding member Adam “MCA” Yauch, who died of throat cancer on May 4, 2012.
A Brooklyn Heights native, the artist reportedly played in the park as a kid.
According to the New York Post, Beastie Boys Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond will join Borough President Marty Markowitz, Councilman Steve Levin and Parks Commissioner Veronica White at a ceremony in honor of Yauch.
“Adam Yauch Playground would be a much more fitting name since he actually hung out there, and it would be a great testament to a great leader and musician,” Levin told the Post.
The push to rename a Brooklyn park after Yauch started on the Brooklyn Heights Blog last year, and quickly gained a large Facebook following.