LeRoy McCarthy

‘Beastie Boys Square’ Proponent Organizes Mural to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of ‘Paul’s Boutique’

Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Since “Beastie Boys Square” didn’t happen, outspoken proponent LeRoy McCarthy has taken a different approach. Wolfnights is donating its Ludlow Street facade for a new celebratory mural. The artwork will pay tribute to both the hip-hop trio and their 1989 LP, which was released 25 years ago today. The album cover features the southwest corner […]

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CB3 Full Board Affirms Denial of ‘Beastie Boys Square’; LeRoy McCarthy Vows to Fight for the Right

Last modified March 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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 […]

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‘Beastie Boys Square’ Co-Naming of Ludlow and Rivington is Denied by CB3

Posted March 12, 2014 at 5:00 am

“Beastie Boys Square” will not be rocking this party eight days a week. LeRoy McCarthy was dealt a fatal blow last night in his crusade to co-name the corner of Ludlow and Rivington “Beastie Boys Square.” The deck is certainly stacked against the applicant now that the transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 voted to […]

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‘Beastie Boys Square’ Co-Naming Calendared on March CB3 Agenda

Posted February 25, 2014 at 6:03 am

LeRoy McCarthy’s vociferous petition to co-name the corner of Ludlow and Rivington “Beastie Boys Square” will receive its second chance on March 11. This is the date that the transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 will hear the matter. McCarthy and his crew will need to return to the fold with more signatures of support from […]

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Sure Shot: CB3 Reinstates ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Application to March Agenda

Last modified February 12, 2014 at 12:03 am

Regardless of your stance on street co-namings, or if “Beastie Boys Square” should become a reality, the larger story about its denial last week is really about alleged abuses of power by Community Board 3. Chad Marlow, the sole negatory vote during the January full board meeting, voiced his opinion on the matter immediately thereafter. […]

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Sabotaged ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Proposal Turns Controversial with Board Vote

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:09 am

They asked CB3 but they still said no. Earlier this month, the transporation subcommittee of Community Board 3 forced LeRoy McCarthy to withdraw his application to co-name Ludlow and Rivington Streets Beastie Boys Square (cover photo of Paul’s Boutique). The agenda item sparked a nearly two-hour-long discussion about whether the applicant had properly followed procedure. […]

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Hold it Now: Petition to Co-Name ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Withdrawn, Requires More Community Support

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 8:02 am

Radio stations, TV channels, and newspapers were all in attendance for the story, yet last night did not produce the media-friendly outcome that LeRoy McCarthy and his “Beastie Boys Square” entourage had desired. Despite the mainstream momentum from across the city communications outlets, the transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 ultimately asked the applicant to […]

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CB3 to Hear Petition to Co-name Ludlow and Rivington ‘Beastie Boys Square’

Posted January 7, 2014 at 6:05 am

No sleep till … LeRoy McCarthy realizes his dream of co-naming the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Beastie Boys Square. Of course, 99 Rivington, currently home of Wolfnights, was the cover image for the Paul’s Boutique record. The grassroots push to rebrand this nook of Hell Square began a couple months ago with a door-to-door […]

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