Brooklyn residents want park named after Adam Yauch
Residents in Brooklyn, New York are campaigning to have a park renamed after late Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA).
A Facebook page has been set up to urge local officials to rename Squibb Park in Brooklyn Heights, New York in Yauch's honour. According to the posting, the park is undergoing renovations to become a skateboarding park and gateway to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
"The Brooklyn Heights Blog community believes that it would be a fitting tribute to name it after Brooklyn Heights native, musician, humanitarian Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys," the posting reads.
That park is directly across the street from another park, the Harry Chapin Playground, named after the late folk rocker, who also lived in the area.
The Beastie Boys have a long history with the skate community. Their music videos, such as Time For Livin', sometimes featured skate footage.
Yauch died at age 47 on May 4 after a battle with cancer.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
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