Fan Wants 'Beastie Boys Square' In New York City

12/18/2013
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(Radio.com) With the Beastie Boys still trying to scrape the whole Goldieblox "Girls" controversy from the soles of their limited edition Adidas, a fan of the band has started a petition to rename a street corner in New York's Lower East Side to "Beastie Boys Square."

According to DNAinfo New York, Brooklyn resident LeRoy McCarthy launched the campaign targeted at the intersection of streets Ludlow and Rivington, best known by Beastie Boys fans as the location of the band's cover art for revered 1989 full-length, Paul's Boutique. "I think the Beastie Boys represent New York in a certain way," McCarthy said. "They grew up here. They are New Yorkers."

This is not McCarthy's first attempt at renaming a New York street after famous local rappers. Earlier this year, he was behind a similar campaign to rename the intersection where hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G. lived as a child, which didn't go so well.

"Over the course of 40 years, hip-hop has contributed to the economy, to fashion, tourism, race relations and New York City had projected this onto the world," McCarthy insisted. "Where is the recognition from New York City? Has there been any? I don't see that." more on this story

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