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Beastie Boys star Adam Yauch remembered with park naming ceremony in Brooklyn

The late Adam Yauch has been remembered today (May 3) in Brooklyn after a park was renamed in his honour.

The outdoor space is situated in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood at the corner of Columbia Place and State Street and the naming ceremony was attended by Yauch's mother, Frances, his bandmate Ad-Rock and a host of Beastie Boys fans along with press and New York City Council member Steven Levin.

Ad-Rock, real name Adam Horovitz, gave a brief speech, in which he stressed "how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch Park for other crazy New York kids" and said: "This is Brooklyn’s Park, this is America’s Park, but specifically, this is Adam Yauch Park.”

Frances Yauch (shown below), who cut the ribbon to mark the park's official opening, added: "All the kids he knew in the '80s had bands; that's what kids did. Adam made us so proud of him, and I'm proud to have this park in his name."

The Beastie Boys co-founder died on May 4, 2012, following a battle with a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland that was diagnosed back in 2009.





Watch Ad-Rock talk about the honour here: