Lower East Side board nixes Beastie Boys street renaming

TRD New York /
Jan.January 31, 2014 01:05 PM

Community Board 3 denied the plan to Name A Lower East Side Street corner after the rap group the Beastie Boys and banned any similar proposals through 2019.

LeRoy McCarthy, who amassed a 200-signature petition in recent weeks, wanted the corner at Ludlow and Rivington streets to be renamed Beastie Boys Square, notably in honor of the late Adam Yauch, who died of cancer in 2012. Alas, the board was not convinced.

McCarthy told DNAinfo, however, that this was because he was not able to provide the needed support materials.

“I was blindsided and not given the opportunity to present the full material [CB3] requested,” McCarthy told DNAinfo.

When asked what he thought of the plan, Israel Horovitz, the father of Beastie Boy Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, said that “any spot that’s named for my kid is a good spot,” as previously reported. [DNAinfo]Mark Maurer


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Essex Crossing

Inside the brand new Essex Crossing complex

261 Broome Street (Credit: iStock and Google Maps)

Tenant’s lawsuit: “Roaches swarmed my bagel!”

A rendering of 165 Broome Street (Credit: Handel Architects)

Nonprofit plans affordable housing development near Essex Crossing

From left: 249 Broome Street, 135-145 West Kingsbridge Road, and 1975 Madison Avenue with Azimuth Development Group president Guido Subotovsky (Credit: Google Maps)

Here’s what the $10M-$30M NYC investment sales market looked like last week

The Lower East Side’s New Museum could get a $38M expansion

The Lower East Side’s New Museum could get a $38M expansion

Lower East Side residents sue city to stop controversial Two Bridges development

Lower East Side residents sue city to stop controversial Two Bridges development

After rejected air rights sale, Ascend Group changes plans for LES site

After rejected air rights sale, Ascend Group changes plans for LES site

Listing from Hell? Infamous biker gang selling LES clubhouse

Listing from Hell? Infamous biker gang selling LES clubhouse

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...