Petition aims to name ‘Paul’s Boutique’ corner to ‘Beastie Boys Square’


New Yorker LeRoy McCarthy is on a mission to name the intersection where the Beastie Boys’ album cover for Paul’s Boutique was photographed to “Beastie Boys Square”.

McCarthy, a film location scout who previously worked for a record label in Atlanta, has gathered nearly 20 signatures so far on a petition for the Beastie Boys co-naming. Eight of the nine businesses on Rivington and Ludlow have signed thus far.


“I think that the Lower East Side, what it used to be, is a good place to honor the Beastie Boys,” said McCarthy, “I think the Beastie Boys represent New York in a certain way,” He hopes to present his proposal to Community Board 3 soon.

(via Dangerous Minds)

View the full, almost 360 panoramic shot from Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique album art, credited to Nathanial Hörnblowér, and executed by Jeremy Shatan:

And here’s what the Rivington and Ludlow intersection looked like in 2009. This photo was shot by Sinisa Mazulovic for the 20th anniversary of Paul’s Boutique

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