Sure Shot…not; Beastie Square nixed
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.”