Lower East Side corner could become “Beastie Boys Square”

New York /
Jan.January 12, 2014 04:00 PM

 On Tuesday, Community Board 3 will consider renaming the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington streets “Beastie Boys Square.”

The idea for the new name comes for the cover of the rap group’s album “Paul’s Boutique,” which features the corner.

When asked what he thought of the plan, Israel Horovitz, the father of Beastie Boy Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, told the New York Post that “any spot that’s named for my kid is a good spot.”

However, even if the new name receives community board approval, the plan will still have to be approved by the City Council.

“They [City Council] are knowledgeable of hip hop, a lot of them were raised on hip hop — at their Sweet Sixteen parties and bar mitzvahs — so you don’t have to explain to them who Biggie Smalls was,” Horovitz added. “They don’t necessarily have the preconceived negative approach to all hip hop.” [NYP] Christopher Cameron


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Gotham Organization CEO David Picket and a rendering of the Broome Street Development complex (Gotham; Community at Broome)
Lower East Side affordable complex lands $162M construction loan
Lower East Side affordable complex lands $162M construction loan
Ian Schraeger’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street (Getty, Google Maps, Dolly Lenz)
Penthouse at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel asks double 2017 sale price
Penthouse at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel asks double 2017 sale price
265 East Houston (Google Maps)
Tech entrepreneur’s dismembered body found in LES condo
Tech entrepreneur’s dismembered body found in LES condo
60 Norfolk Street and 1607 Surf Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)
The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC
The top 10 biggest real estate projects coming to NYC
Clockwise from the bottom: Judge Arthur Engoron, JDS Development’s Michael Stern, L&M’s Ron Moelis, Josh Siegel of Starrett with a rendering of Two Bridges (Credit: Twitter and Curbed NY)
Judge deals another blow to Two Bridges towers
Judge deals another blow to Two Bridges towers
One Manhattan Square’s adult treehouse (Credit: Extell)
Check out Gary Barnett’s “Adult treehouse” at One Manhattan Square
Check out Gary Barnett’s “Adult treehouse” at One Manhattan Square
Essex Crossing
Inside the brand new Essex Crossing complex
Inside the brand new Essex Crossing complex
261 Broome Street (Credit: iStock and Google Maps)
Tenant’s lawsuit: “Roaches swarmed my bagel!”
Tenant’s lawsuit: “Roaches swarmed my bagel!”
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...