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A Brooklyn Park Named to Honor a Child of the City, a Beastie Boy and Activist

Stef McDonald

A small Brooklyn park was renamed this week for Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, one year after his death. Yauch's mother spoke at the ceremony about how he rode his bike and played basketball at the park and expressed her pride in his work to help Tibetans and fight injustice. Yauch's bandmate Adam Horovitz also spoke, noting "how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch Park for other crazy New York kids."

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