Today I was lucky enough to see the ceremony in Brooklyn to rename Palmetto Playground to Adam Yauch Park. Yauch, better known as MCA of the Beastie Boys, lost his fight with cancer last year. Palmetto Playground, as told by his parents, was where Yauch learned to ride a bicycle in his native Willow Place in Brooklyn, New York. The park is now named after one of Brooklyn’s favorite sons.
In attendance were Adam Horovitz AKA Adrock and Yauch’s parents, who shared their words.
We miss you, MCA. It was because of you, as a kid in the Pacific Northwest listening to License to Ill, who made me want to move to Brooklyn. Now I live where you grew up.
Tomorrow I will be blasting “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” from the bridge in your honor.