In an unsurprising but unique development, people in his hometown of New York, New York are so moved by the loss of Adam MCA Yauch that there’s plans to rename not one but two New York City public parks in his honor. Brooklyn Heights (where Yauch spent many years as a child) residents have created a facebook page with 1,179 likes (as of this writing) and are moving to write a petition to have BK Heights’ Squibb Park renamed after Adam when it finishes its’ conversion to a skate park.
Also in the works, a quote today by Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna who is King Adrock‘s wife, reveals part of his plans to pay homage to his best friend and fellow Beastie:
“Ad-Rock has already begun working with the Parks Commissioner to fix up and rename State Street Park where Yauch actually played as a kid to ‘Adam Yauch Park’. It would be great to get people behind THIS idea as it won’t hurt the Squibb family and it would be awesome to fix up the bball court there as a tribute.” – KATHLEEN HANNA
Either way it looks like we’ll be able to roll through at least one Adam Yauch city park in the near future. In the meantime, check this vintage MTV Sports segment featuring the man himself rip it up on the Mini halfpipe. We miss you Adam. – Skylar Woodman