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Beastie Boys’ Former Party House for Sale on Chrystie Street

Posted December 4, 2019 at 5:05 am

There was a Dispatch in the New York Post last week that touched upon the availability of 55-59 Chrystie Street. Bankrupted and liquidated of its occupants – all commercial – the court-ordered bankruptcy appointee seeks to refill the ranks. The 46,350-square-foot building was reportedly undergoing upscaling to “higher-rent creative tenants” when, after shelling out roughly $1.9 […]

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With Hip Hop Street Co-Naming on the Rise, is ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Finally Next?

Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:06 am

Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of Paul’s Boutique, the critically acclaimed sophomore album by the Beastie Boys. On a local level, the milestone is apt, since the cover photo featured the southwest corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets. The spot that a one-man army is trying to co-name Beastie Boys Square. Far from a sure shot, […]

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Fight for ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Resumes with New Mural at Ludlow and Rivington

Posted April 26, 2019 at 5:08 am

Hype for “Beastie Boys Square” is re-energized. Artist Danielle Mastrion is currently painting a new Beastie Boys mural outside Wolfnights at Rivington and Ludlow. This is the third such paint job by the muralist in five years on the spot made famous by the cover of Paul’s Boutique. The work (and documentation) began yesterday afternoon. […]

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There is a New Beastie Boys Mural at Ludlow and Rivington

Last modified May 22, 2017 at 7:27 am

Hold it now, the Beastie Boys mural on Ludlow Street is updated. Danielle Mastrion, the street artist who painted the original artwork on the Wolfnights facade three years ago, was tapped for an encore this weekend. The predecessor was swiftly erased with blue paint and reborn. The small sidewalk party and mural painting was essentially a PR […]

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Far from a Sure Shot, ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Continues to Apply Pressure

Posted April 6, 2017 at 5:05 am

He can’t, won’t, and don’t stop. That would be LeRoy McCarthy and his bid to transform the southwest corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets into Beastie Boys Square. To mark the occasion of the reinvigorated street co-naming campaign, he’s planned a party for next month (May 21) outside Wolfnights, the same address that appears on the […]

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‘Beastie Boys Square’ Might Soon Return for Street Co-Naming Consideration

Posted March 30, 2017 at 5:17 am

Hold it now… It’s a campaign three years in the making, and a proverbial thorn in the side of Community Board 3. Nevertheless, the Beastie Boys Square proposal is back on the front burner. 99 Rivington Street – currently Wolfnights – was featured prominently on the cover of the second Beastie Boys LP, Paul’s Boutique. […]

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Watch the Beastie Boys Freestyle Down Orchard Street in 1986 MTV Spot [VIDEO]

Posted March 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

Licensed to Ill was the first rap album to reach number one on the Billboard charts. That feat happened thirty years ago, in March 1987, barely four months after its release. Coming off this anniversary, it’s only fitting to revisit this classic MTV plug from 1986. It’s a quick, thirty-second freestyle while walking down what […]

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‘Beastie Boys Square’ Got a Lot of Free Publicity at Adam Yauch Anti-Hate Rally

Posted November 21, 2016 at 9:33 am

A pair of swastikas accompanied by a pro-Trump message in Adam Yauch Park was enough to mobilize hundreds to Brooklyn Heights yesterday in an “anti-hate” rally co-organized by State Senator Daniel Squadron. The King Ad Rock addressed the protesters, among others, and called for love and unity in the face of a turbulent election. The crowd […]

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‘Licensed to Ill’ Turns 30, So We’re Revisiting their Old HQ at 59 Chrystie Street

Posted November 16, 2016 at 5:13 am

Yesterday was the thirtieth anniversary of Licensed to Ill, the Beastie Boys’ seminal debut on Def Jam Recordings. The long-player became the first rap album to top the Billboard album chart, and eventually shifted more than ten million copies just in the United States. During this formative era, the three-piece group dwelled (and partied) at 59 […]

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Celebrating Nearly 30 Years of ‘The East Village Eye’ with the Howl! Happening Gallery

Posted September 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

If you were a denizen of the downtown scene in the ’80s, you probably couldn’t wait to get your hands on the latest issue of the East Village Eye. Or maybe you came here because of what it vividly described. Published from May 1979 to January 1987, the monthly magazine featured extensive coverage of pop […]

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