Next time you call Brooklyn a hipster wasteland, please remember: we have an Adam Yauch Park, and you don’t. Palmetto Playground was renamed today in a ceremony honoring the late great Beastie Boys member, thanks to, according to the New York Post, “a post last year on the Brooklyn Heights Blog that gained steam on Facebook. At first, fans pushed to have nearby Squibb Park renamed in Yauch’s honor, but Brooklyn Heights residents said such a name change would dishonor pharmaceutical giant Edward Robinson Squibb.”
Yeah, but did Squibb ever rhyme “Well if you’re hot to trot you think you’re slicker than grease” with “I’ve got news for you crews you’ll be sucking like a leech”? Didn’t think so.