Sure Shot…not; Beastie Square nixed

The Beastie Boys performing in 2007.

The Beastie Boys performing in 2007.

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Community Board 3 on Tuesday voted to quash LeRoy McCarthy’s quest to co-name a Lower East Side intersection for the Beastie Boys — and the hip-hop fan is calling it “sabotage.”

The group’s “Paul’s Boutique” album cover sports a photo of the Ludlow and Rivington Sts. intersection.

At the board’s Jan. 14 Transportation Subcommittee’s meeting, McCarthy presented the co-naming plan. After a lengthy discussion on criteria — honorees must be deceased and have been involved with the community for 15 years — McCarthy was told to collect more signatures.

One of the Beastie Boys is deceased — two are living.

However, the full board voted down the subcommittee’s motion. A substitute resolution was passed stating C.B. 3 disapproves the co-naming because it doesn’t meet its guidelines.

“I was told to find additional signatures and proof of civic activity in C.B. 3,” he said. “I got over 200 signatures, and I also got some charity work they did for Food Bank for New York, Habitat for Humanity and Students for a Free Tibet. … This was sabotage from the beginning.”

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3 Responses to Sure Shot…not; Beastie Square nixed

  1. Naming streets after no talent bands is a waste of taxpayer money. There are many celebrities in New York. We can't name streets after them all and the Beastie Boys certainly would not be at the top of any list.

    • Go to hell Who r u to say that r untalented? I agree with the decision but to resort to calling them untalented speaks volumes of your character. If u have no
      Character, u got nothing. U r a loser.

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