Kira (youbeboy) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Brooklyn Playground Officially Renamed Adam Yauch Park

Almost a year to the day after cancer claimed his life, Adam "MCA" Yauch—one third of the legendary Beastie Boys—has a park named after him. This morning, the New York City Department of Parks held a ceremony officially changing the name of Brooklyn Heights' Palmetto Playground to Adam Yauch Park.

Brooklyn Borough president Marty Markovitz was joined by Yauch's fellow Beastie Boys member Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz as the playground, which Yauch frequented as a youth, was renamed in his honor. There was virtually no resistance to a social media campaign to have the playground's name changed as a tribute to Yauch.

Yauch passed away on May 4, 2012 at the age of 47 after losing a battle to throat cancer. During today's ceremony, Ad-Rock paid homage to his fallen friend with this brilliant quote:

Adam Horovitz attended and spoke.

Adam's mother, Frances Yauch, speaking about her son.

Adam Yauch Park is located in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood at the corner of Columbia Place and State Street.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
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