CB3 Full Board Affirms Denial of ‘Beastie Boys Square’; LeRoy McCarthy Vows to Fight for the Right
Not surprisingly, LeRoy McCarthy’s media-friendly fight to co-name Ludlow and Rivington Streets “Beastie Boys Square” pretty much lost all momentum last night. During its monthly proceedings, the full board of Community Board 3 voted to ratify the denial levied by the transportation subcommittee a couple weeks ago. And it was a close call, with a final tally of 20 to 13 in opposition.
As a result, CB3 guidelines dictate that McCarthy cannot reapply for the same measure for the next five years. So, now it seems he’s going straight to City Council to make some waves, and push the agenda forward.
The outspoken crusader prepared the following statement:
With a final vote of
19 to 16the full board for Manhattan Community Board 3 voted against the Beastie Boys Square street sign at Ludlow St & Rivington St. The voting mostly went along generational, cultural, cyronism, and other divisional lines.
However, Beastie Boys Square has many supporters in the Lower East Side, NYC, and elsewhere, plus within City Government. Furthermore, a meeting with officials has already been scheduled for next week on behalf of Beastie Boys Square.
One of the most important leasons learnt from the Beastie Boys is: You Gotta Fight For Your Right.
99 Rivington Street – currently Wolfnights – was featured prominently on the cover of the second Beastie Boys LP, Paul’s Boutique.