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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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#MCADay Open Thread: Adam Yauch Park

Share your thoughts about Adam Yauch Park, the Beastie Boys in the comments below.

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Dedication Of Brooklyn Heights’ Adam Yauch Park Draws National Media Attention

On the eve of Friday’s official dedication of the Adam Yauch Park—which up to now has been known as Palmetto Playground—the national media is aflame with coverage of the renaming. Yauch grew up in Brooklyn Heights on State Street before achieving fame as a member of the Beastie Boys. The musician, filmmaker and activist died [...]

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Report: Palmetto Playground To Be Renamed Adam Yauch Park On Friday

BHB sources claim that the Palmetto Playground will officially be renamed the Adam Yauch Playground this week. A ceremony to usher in the new name will reportedly be held this Friday May 3. Yauch, who grew up in Brooklyn Heights before achieving fame as a member of the Beastie Boys died on May 4, 2012 [...]

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The BHB Ten 2012

This year marks a different kind of BHB Ten. Since the first list in 2008, we’ve limited candidates to those currently living in Brooklyn Heights. As you’ll see in this year’s list we’ve opened things up a bit, thanks in part to your input.

This year’s BHB Ten, after the jump.

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Fox 5 NY: Parks Department “Looking into” Plan to Name Park After Adam Yauch

Fox 5 NY’s Heather Brown filed a report this evening confirming that the NYC Parks Department is “looking into” naming a park after Beastie Boy/Brooklyn Heights native Adam “MCA” Yauch who died of cancer earlier this month. Yesterday, we reported that the BHB community’s effort and Facebook page to rename Squibb Park after the musician [...]

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Adam Yauch Park Closer to Reality: On State Street In Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Blog community’s effort (ignited by “She’s Crafty”) to rename Squibb Park to Adam Yauch Park went viral today. Our Facebook page now has more than 1,300 “Likes” and the idea has been covered by the Hollywood Reporter, Gothamist and 1010WINS Radio, to name a few. But a funny thing happened on the [...]

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Let’s Make It Happen: Rename Squibb Park to Adam Yauch Park

READ IMPORTANT UPDATE HERE. Commenter “She’s Crafty” suggested in a comment on BHB that Squibb Park be renamed Adam Yauch Park to honor the Brooklyn Heights native and Beastie Boy MC who died earlier this month at the age of 47. We couldn’t agree more. We hope you do too. A Facebook page has been [...]

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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 [...]

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Remembering Brooklyn Heights Native Beastie Boy MC Adam Yauch

Beastie Boys member MC Adam “MCA” Yauch, who died today at age 47 from cancer, grew up in Brooklyn Heights, where he taught himself to play bass as a teen and formed the trio with Mike “Mike D” Diamond & Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz on his 17th birthday. Mike D, meanwhile, was a graduate of local [...]

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