Should an LES intersection be named for the Beastie Boys?
A Brooklyn resident is petitioning to have the corner at Ludlow and Rivington Streets named after the trailblazing hip-hop trio
Tue Dec 17 2013
Photograph: Phil Andelman
First a Brooklyn Heights playground…and now an intersection on the Lower East Side? One Brooklyn resident is hoping to have the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets named Beastie Boys Square. The spot is depicted on the cover of the seminal NYC trio's 1989 album, Paul's Boutique.
LeRoy McCarthy is the man behind the project. The Brooklynite, who works as a film location scout, has also tried to have a street named for the Notorious B.I.G., with no success so far. The two projects are part of his campaign to recognize hip-hop in the city: He wants to see a genre act honored in each borough. As for the Beastie Boys push, McCarthy is collecting signatures from local residents and business owners. He hopes to present it to a community board meeting soon.
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