Beastie Boys Square Approved In NYC
Portrait of members of American Rap group Beastie Boys as they pose in front of a mural (by Keith Haring), 1987. Pictured are, from left, Mike D (born Michael Diamond), MCA (born Adam Yauch, 1964 - 2012), and Ad-Rock (born Adam Horovitz). (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

A nearly decade-long battle to honor the Beastie Boys on a Manhattan corner has finally succeeded.

Fans of the band have been pushing to rename the Lower East Side corner at Ludlow and Rivington streets “Beastie Boys Square.”

A former clothing store on the corner was used group’s second album cover, 1989’s “Paul’s Boutique.”

Previous attempts have been unsuccessful, but the New York City Council approved the move yesterday.

LeRoy McCarthy, an advocate for the approval of Beastie Boys Square says the new corner’s name “took a long time, but hip-hop don’t stop.”

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