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Published: 2013/05/02

Brooklyn Park to Be Renamed in Honor of Adam Yauch

Brooklyn’s Palmetto Park will be renamed Adam Yauch Park in honor of the late Beastie Boy, who passed away a year ago. The park is located in the southern part of the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, where Yauch—who was also known by the stage name MCA—grew up. Yauch passed away on May 4, 2012 at the age of 47 after a three-year battle with cancer. He helped found the Beastie Boys back in 1979.

Surviving Beastie Boys Adam Horowitz (Ad-Rock) and Michael Diamond (Mike D) will join Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and other officials at the park—located at Columbia St. and Atlantic Ave.—for a ceremony honoring Yauch tomorrow at 11am.

As previously reported, Diamond and Horowitz are working on a “multidimensional” memoir that they hope to release in 2015. You can read the 2007 Relix cover story on the Beastie Boys here.


There are 4 comments associated with this post

dk70 May 2, 2013, 17:55:36

No sleeping will be allowed.

Will E May 2, 2013, 18:56:40

Actually since the park is in Brooklyn, shouldn’t anyone who travels there be allowed to sleep once they’ve arrived?

TCinNYC May 2, 2013, 21:41:44

Very cool! R I P Adam. You are missed.

dk70 May 3, 2013, 09:22:32

This is true Will E. I stand corrected. Now lets enjoy some of the finest urban poetry ever: Tour around the world, you rock around the clock
Plane to hotel, girls on the jock
We’re thrashing hotels like it’s going out of style
Getting paid along the way ‘cause it’s worth your while

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