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Artist Tribute to CBGB and Adam Yauch Pops Up on Ludlow Street

Posted April 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

​Realistic wheat-paste art portraying CBGB surfaced on Ludlow Street within the past couple weeks. It’s the work of street artist FLOOD, whose Bill Cosby-skewering Fat Albert pieces have attracted local notoriety. This particular paster pays tribute, not only to the long lost club, but also late Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch (RIP 2012) and drummer/vocalist […]

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Wolfnights on Rivington Street is Expanding into the Old Tailor Shop Next Door

Posted December 30, 2015 at 5:13 am

Here’s why the Felix Tailor Shop moved around the corner to the less-desirable location of 125 Allen Street. Simply put, late-night wrap aficionados Wolfnights are on the prowl, having just annexed the real estate on its western flank. The former tailor shop at 97 Rivington is now under renovation, all of a sudden; window paper and […]

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Revisiting ‘Paul’s Boutique’ at Ludlow and Rivington, Circa 1980s

Posted June 19, 2015 at 9:26 am

Here now, a couple photos of what LeRoy McCarthy would’ve called “Beastie Boys Square.” These images of Ludlow and Rivington Streets come courtesy of Boogie reader Larry Morales. Seen clearly in the background of both images is Lee’s Sportswear, the world famous apparel store that graced the cover of Paul’s Boutique in 1989. It was a […]

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This is the Completed Beastie Boys Tribute Mural to ‘Paul’s Boutique’

Posted July 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

The “Beastie Boys Square” that wasn’t now has a rather loud visual. Wolfnights – descendant of the Paul’s Boutique-era bargain business establishment – donated its wall for a tribute to the trio. Street artist Danielle Mastrion spent the entirety of Saturday painting Mike D, MCA, and Ad Rock on the Ludlow facade of the restaurant. […]

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‘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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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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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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From Hell to Beasties: Petition Underway to Co-name Ludlow and Rivington ‘Beastie Boys Square’

Posted November 22, 2013 at 6:04 am

It appears a new campaign is underway to officially demarcate the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington as “Beastie Boys Square.” No joke. After all, 99 Rivington Street – currently Wolfnights eatery – starred as album cover for the pioneering trio’s second record, Paul’s Boutique. The movement began online in September by Brooklyn native LeRoy McCarthy, […]

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