Squadron (Figuratively) Pours One Out for Beastie Boy, Brooklyn Heights Native Adam Yauch in NYS Senate

Our man in the NYS Senate, Daniel Squadron honored fallen Beastie Boy/Brooklyn Heights native Adam Yauch today with a resolution on the Senate floor. Yauch, who died of throat cancer May 4, was recognized by Squadron for his contribution to music as well as his humanitarian work.

Details and video from a presser after the jump:

State Senator Daniel Squadron honored Beastie Boys founder Adam “MCA” Yauch with a resolution on the Senate floor. The resolution, which recognizes Yauch’s and the Beastie Boys’ major contributions to music, as well as Yauch’s political activism, passed the Senate yesterday afternoon.

Yauch grew up in Brooklyn Heights and the Beastie Boys grew to prominence via the East Village and Lower East Side music scene.

The Squadron resolution reads in part: “Whereas, The music and message of the Beastie Boys evolved over the years, but they can’t, won’t, don’t stop changing the face of hip-hop, of music, and of our culture. Whereas, The Beastie Boys exemplified New York through a period in which grassroots creativity and a community of iconoclastic artists helped redefine and rejuvenate a city on the ropes, with iconic imagery from Brooklyn to Ludlow Street.”

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  • She’s Crafty

    Very nice, but what is the lasting impact? Let’s start a movement to rename the new Squib Park skate park “Yauch Park.” MCA boarded in the Heights as a kid so what better memorial? Would be nice to also have it right across from Chapin Park: 2 musical geniuses side by side.

  • Homer Fink

    She’s Crafty – you’re just our type.

    Let’s do it!

  • Ytsaeb

    Where did Yauch grow up? I knew he was a Brooklyn guy but did not realize he was a Heights guy. What about the other BBs?

  • DrewB

    Another reason to love Squadron!

  • She’s Crafty

    Ytsaeb, he grew up on Baltic St. and then State. Ad Rock is from Jersey, moved to Manhattan, and Mike D. is from Manhattan.

  • pewpew

    Don’t be so modest. Brooklyn Heights should be renamed Yauch Heights. I’m even be for Yauch Memorial Bridge. I mean, please Brooklyn Bridge? YMB is more catchy!