Brooklyn, New York resident LeRoy McCarthy has started a petition to name the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington streets in Manhattan after the Beastie Boys, as per dnainfo.com.
That intersection was featured on the cover art of the Beastie Boys’ 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique.
“I think the Beastie Boys represent New York in a certain way,” said LeRoy McCarthy, 46, according to dnainfo.com. “They grew up here. They are New Yorkers.”
McCarthy says he has nearly 20 signatures and that he wants to give his proposal to Community Board 3 soon, dnainfo.com says.
Earlier this year, McCarthy launched a petition to have the intersection of St. James Place and Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York to be co-named Christopher Wallace Way to honor The Notorious B.I.G.
A Queens intersection was named “Run-DMC JMJ Way” in 2009 after Run DMC and its DJ, Jam Master Jay.
McCarthy says he wants to see a Rap act recognized in every borough, the dnainfo story says. McCarthy is looking into honor the Wu-Tang Clan in the Park Hill neighborhood of the group’s native Staten Island.