Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn Renamed "Adam Yauch Park"
Fri, 03 May 2013 10:29:32
Today, Friday, May 3, 2013, Palmetto Playground, located at Atlantic Ave., Columbia Pl., and State St. in Brooklyn, was renamed Adam Yauch Park. Yauch, aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, died last May after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Adam Yauch grew up in Brooklyn Heights, on State Street, and learned to ride a bicycle in the park that will now bear his name. A pioneer in the worlds of music, social activism and film, Adam Yauch was not only a founding member of the Beastie Boys, but also established the Milarepa Fund that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and created the film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories.
His parents, Noel and Frances, and his bandmate Adam Horovitz, will be on hand at the dedication.
Adam Yauch Park (formerly Palmetto Playground) is located in the southernmost portion of the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights. The playground includes full and half basketball courts, a community garden, a greenhouse, a small fitness area, an open play space, drinking fountains, and a dog run. Sounds like a nice place to visit and enjoy a beautiful Brooklyn day.
From Glen E. Friedman's twitter feed today:
Any Brooklynites plan to visit Adam Yauch Park?