Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch Honored With Brooklyn Park

By: Julie Gerstein / May 3, 2013

There are hundreds of parks spread across the five boroughs of New York City, but we can safely say there’s only one dedicated to a “beastie.” Today, Palmetto Playground park in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, was officially renamed in honor of late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. At the naming ceremony, fellow Beastie Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz helped commemorate the occasion, noting “how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch Park for other crazy New York kids.” Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Yauch’s mother were also in attendance, as was Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz, who rapped a few Beasties lyrics. Markowitz is in his ’60s, so it was pretty amusing.

Yauch died last year at the age of 47, from cancer.

The park renaming precludes this weekend’s MCA Day, a daylong, free celebration of Yauch and the Beastie Boys, in Brooklyn. [Complex]