Watch Ad-Rock And Mike D Christen ‘Beastie Boys Square’

Surviving Beastie Boys members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond helped christen the newly renamed Beastie Boys Square today (Sept. 9) at the intersection of Rivington and Ludlow Streets on New York’s Lower East Side, which appears on the cover of the rap trio’s iconic 1989 sophomore album, Paul’s Boutique.

A 2014 initiative to rename the area failed by a 24-to-1 vote, but New York City Council approved the plan last year, spurred by the efforts of historian LeRoy McCarthy, who has also worked to rename New York streets in tribute to Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., and Wu-Tang Clan.

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