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There Will Be No Beastie Boys Square in New York

Leo McCarthy had a plan.  He wanted the area at the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington on the Lower East Side co-named Beastie Boys Square. The falafel shop that’s there now was once the location of Paul’s Boutique, the fictional store on the cover of their 1989 album.

McCarthy brought his proposal to the local community board–which ended up turning it down by a vote of 24 to 1. Why? Because the bureaucrats believed that the idea didn’t meeting their guidelines for street c0-naming.  There’s also something about the Beastie Boys not having invested 15 to 30 years of “extraordinary and consistent … dedication to the community”.

Er, what?

Read more at DNAinfo.  (Photo: DNAinfo/Serena Solomon)

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