Posted in hiphop | music on January 30, 2014

Beastie Boys

In late 2013, a petition was launched to rename the LES corner of Ludlow and Rivington "Beastie Boys Square," and after petitioner LeRoy McCarthy was told he needed more signatures, the proposal has now officially been rejected. Via DNAinfo:

A proposal to name a Lower East Side street corner in honor of hip-hop group the Beastie Boys was rejected by Community Board 3 Tuesday night -- and the board has barred LeRoy McCarthy from reapplying for the street naming for the next five years.

McCarthy, a Brooklyn resident who first suggested the Beastie Boys honor late last year, agreed at CB3's transportation committee meeting on Jan. 14 to temporarily withdraw his application and return to the board with more signatures in February.

However, CB3's full board voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night to deny the proposal to name the corner of Ludlow and Rivington streets Beastie Boys Square, which triggered a CB3 rule that an applicant cannot return with a similar proposal for five years, board officials said.

The board voted 24 to 1 with 1 abstention to reject the Beastie Boys Square application. McCarthy did not attend the meeting because he had told the board that he had withdrawn his application and he did not expect it to go to a vote.

Bummer. At least we got Adam Yauch Park.

---

      

Tags: Beastie Boys

Comments (39)

They should move ahead with renaming it the more appropriate Vomiting B&T Fratboy Douchebag Square.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 11:54 AM

This is a city, not a popular culture museum. Go buy the CD if you want to support Beastie Boys, just enough with the street naming already.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 11:56 AM

How about re-naming the west end of 42nd Street Al Goldstein Place?

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 11:58 AM

11:54 - Vomiting B&T Douchebag is exact same name as Beastie Boy Square, no?

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:06 PM

Maybe the authority had seen something not so good why they reject the proposal well anyway I hope that would inspire them to prose something much better.

Posted by Feed the Children | January 30, 2014 12:08 PM

I prose a toast to the Beastie Boys

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:13 PM

maybe they should have aimed lower and just asked for one of those brown plaques.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:14 PM

LES is the new Bleeker Street, its hard even trying to distinguish the difference between off the wagon and pianos.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:18 PM

NYC is over. Camden is ghetto as fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:22 PM

Beastie Boys were BROS before it even got it a name
You want to honor BROS? Fuck that.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:24 PM

^fuck off

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:31 PM

I love how transplant fucks use the term B&T to feign being born and raised here

HEY ASSWIPE - REAL NEW YORKERS DON'T EVEN USE THAT PHRASE

doucheface

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:33 PM

TECHNICALLY speaking, people going to Brooklyn from Manhattan are a Bridge and Tunnel crowd!

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:43 PM

ALL OF YOU fuck off

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:46 PM

Now these days pretty much anyone who chooses to hang out in Manhattan is B&T even is they live there. Murry hill is like a B&T refugee camp for post graduates not wanting to go home.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:47 PM

"LES is the new Bleeker Street, its hard even trying to distinguish the difference between off the wagon and pianos."

Yeah and Bedford Ave and the surrounding streets are a cultural mecca. Get a fucking clue. NYC is one big tourist town now. Brooklyn or Billyburg or Greenpoint etc is not some rarefied oasis where art takes some sort of precedence over anywhere else.


Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:48 PM

BB&T>B&T

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:50 PM

12:47 can't afford to live in Manhattan so he's tricked himself into believing Brooklyn is better.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:57 PM

What if you took a ferry? B&T&F?

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 12:58 PM

BLT> B&T

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:00 PM

BBW 4 SJF

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:04 PM

I took a helicopter in so you can all suck it!

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:05 PM

@12:57 you must be from NJ if you think Murry hill is expensive.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:09 PM

^ Murray Hill is cheap, but she ain't easy
http://mistershowbiz.com/

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:12 PM

12:58 Good call no one ever remembers the Ferry Crowd!

Let's not even get started on the Citibike crowd. What a bunch of helmetless daredevils! They are like a new Hell's Angels.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:22 PM

CB3 is a group of NIMBY old ladies with a little bit of power and way too much interest in overusing that power.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:32 PM

LOL @ 11:58

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:39 PM

It was a noble gesture, but you knew it would never go through.

As much as I like the B-Boys, maybe deadicating a street or square to Lou Reed would have been more appropriate?

Posted by spikenyc | January 30, 2014 1:42 PM

Lady Lamb Square?

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:43 PM

The Bronx is the only real borough left. I wish some of these venues that are closing on the LES or the Village would relocate there, especially in the NE section. Easy subway access and relatively cheap places to live.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:45 PM

1:42

or a sewer.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 1:59 PM

Paul's Boutique was in Brooklyn (or at least that's what the ad said, ask for Janice) so it was always wrong they had a Manhattan street corner on the cover.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 2:05 PM

^ Nailin' geography like Chris Columbo nailed them Inca babes

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 2:31 PM

lol 2:31 that actually works

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 2:39 PM

good on them, nobody wants to see NYC go soft. keep shit real.

Posted by whites out of hip hop | January 31, 2014 12:24 AM

205 HELLZ YEAH! I remember when i her the record and is said were in brooklyn, but the photo on the cover is in manhattan! I think someon ec screwerd up!

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 1:13 AM

Is there any good hummus joints down at the corner of Stanton and Ludlow?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 2:23 AM

brass monkey.

Posted by Herbst | February 18, 2014 2:53 AM

When i had first seen your ignorant comment, i had thought you to be one of the members of the cesspool that is the trolling community. Then, i saw your profile picture, instead of a hatred provoking troll you might just be an ignorant child. Do not ever i repeat ever confuse beastie boys with rubbish like lil wayne. They deserve better than to be even mentioned in the same sentence with that dimwit.

Posted by Lili | November 3, 2014 4:12 PM

Leave a Comment