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.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Brooklyn Park To Be Renamed For Adam Yauch