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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Brooklyn Bloggers, luminaries and fans took to Twitter in reaction to the death of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch today:
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