NYC Officials Reject Beastie Boys Square Proposal

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Manhattan Community Board 3 has rejected a proposal that would have renamed a Lower East Side intersection Beastie Boys Square.

The plan would have honored the same downtown Ludlow and Rivington cross-street location the trio used for their iconic Paul’s Boutique album cover. Rumors suggest, the reasoning behind the rejection was the groundbreaking group didn’t meet the 15-30 year requirement of “extraordinary and consistent … dedication to the community.”

In total, 1,756 fans signed the official online petition for Beastie Boys Square. Since the proposal was rejected, the council vote forbids founder LeRoy McCarthy from re-submitting the proposal until at least 2019, which will give the effort five more years to rack up on signatures.