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“Day at the Park” Honors MCA This Saturday at Adam Yauch Park

No sleep til Brooklyn! The organizers of MCA Day are hosting “A Day in the Park” in honor of beloved Beastie Boy, Adam “MCA” Yauch.  The event takes place this Saturday, May 6th in Adam Yauch Park from Noon to 4pm. Come bask in the sunshine at Adam Yauch Park, play some basketball, listen to […]

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Swastikas, Trump, And A Kids Park: A Personal Note

It’s Mrs. Fink. Hey!  I haven’t been here much.  Besides my daughter, my husband loved (LOVED) this blog and this community more than anything. So, it’s hard for me.  Baby Fink, as Homer lovingly called her, had to witness his death in our Brooklyn Heights apartment.  That she, or ANY of our children have to […]

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Adam Yauch Park Defaced With Hateful Graffitti – Electeds Organize “Stand Up Against Hate” For This Sunday

Hate is on our doorstep, where our children play. On Friday afternoon a resident alerted Senator Daniel Squadron’s office that Adam Yauch Park playground had been defaced with swastikas and the message, “Go Trump.”  The Daily News reports The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident and the Parks Department is in the […]

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Willowtown Spring Fair Coming Saturday, May 17

We have word from Ben Bankson (in striped shirt in photo, at last year’s Fair) that this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair will be Saturday, May 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m., on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets). This year’s Fair will feature a pet parade. Participants and pets should assemble in Adam Yauch […]

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Reader Report: Someone Stole A Photo From The Shrine At Adam Yauch Park

BHB reader/Instagram user “condimented” sends us this dispatch and photo regarding Adam Yauch Park:

[Someone stole stuff] from the Adam Yauch memorial in the playground. weirdly, they took the photo and the candle glass, but left the frame and the wax.

The memorial was added the weekend of the park’s dedication to the Beastie Boy, who grew up in Brooklyn Heights. He died of cancer in 2012. The shrine included a 1995 photo of Yauch, a devout Buddhist, and the Dalai Lama taken in Boston:

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Adam Yauch To Be Honored At 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Following May 3rd’s ceremony in Brooklyn Heights dedicating the newly named Adam Yauch Park in honor of the late Beastie Boy, the childhood Heights’ resident will now be acknowledged with a special tribute at the 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, lost his battle with cancer in May 2012, at age 47. Wes Jackson, […]

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Adam Yauch Park Dedication Friday, May 3: The Main Event

The official dedication ceremony for Adam Yauch Park, at Columbia Place and State Street, took place Friday, May 3, on a picture perfect Brooklyn Heights morning. Among those sharing memories of the late musician, who died from cancer May 4, 2012, were his mother, Frances Yauch; fellow Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz; Brooklyn Borough president Marty […]

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Adam Yauch Park Dedication: The Morning’s Program

The official dedication of Adam Yauch Park this morning at Columbia Place and State Street featured numerous speeches praising the musician and activist’s contributions to music—and his Brooklyn home. The event program is below. (CT)

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Adam Yauch Park Dedication May 3: Participant Quotes

Among those sharing memories at the dedication of Adam Yauch Park today were his mother, Frances Yauch; fellow Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz; Brooklyn Borough president Marty Markowitz; the group’s longtime manager John Silva; and City Council member Stephen Levin. Following are some choice quotes… . (CT) Marty Markowitz Adam was one of New York’s most […]

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Adam Yauch Park Dedication: Beastie Of Burden’s Cool Ride

You can’t top this for a cool ride to today’s dedication ceremony of Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights. Note the sentiment across the trunk: “RIP MCA.” (CT)

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