The New Faces of ‘Beastie Boys’ Square on Ludlow Street

Posted on: April 29th, 2019 at 5:06 am by

Here is the new face (or, faces) of what may eventually become “Beastie Boys Square.”

Street artist Danielle Mastrion, who’s painted the rap trio several times since Adam Yauch (MCA) passed away in 2012, reprised her role over the weekend outside Wolfnights on Ludlow Street.

The mural is likely an attempt to refocus attention on the plight of Beastie Boys Square, a potentially futile street co-naming fight spearheaded by LeRoy McCarthy that has been underway since 2014. Reason being, the corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets is featured on the cover of Paul’s Boutique.

The tribute is a notorious proposal, however, and one that has Community Board 3 wishing it was never calendared back in 2014. All along, the opposition insisted that Beastie Boys Square does not meet the standard criteria for co-naming, namely (1) Fifteen years of community involvement or (2) an exceptional accomplishment worthy of highlighting.

But that hasn’t deterred LeRoy McCarthy from the hustle. His yellow sign is seen anywhere in the vicinity of a Beasties event. And somehow celebrities are coaxed into photos holding it.

Can’t stop; won’t stop. Anything but a sure shot.

Beastie Boys mural at #BeastieBoysSquare #RIPMCA by Muralist Danielle Mastrion Art

Posted by Beastie Boys Square on Saturday, April 27, 2019

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