A local councillor has promised that the disturbing vandalism will be removed from Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights immediately.
A New York City park named in honour of late Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch has been defaced with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti.
NYC councillor Brad Lander shared a picture of the disturbing vandalism at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights on Twitter yesterday (November 18).
Yauch died of complications from cancer in May 2012 at the age of 47. “Adam Yauch is weeping for our country,” Lander wrote in a follow-up tweet. “Mom was Jewish. Practiced Buddhism. Spoke out against Islamophobia. Apologized for homophobic lyrics.”
Lander also reassured Beastie Boys fans and New Yorkers that the highly offensive vandalism would be removed from Yauch’s park immediately.
The vandalism of Adam Yauch Park comes in the same week that Beastie Boys’ classic debut album, ‘License To Ill’, celebrates its 30th birthday.
The album was a phenomenal success for the pioneering hip-hop trio, becoming the first hip-hop album to top the Billboard 200 chart. It went on to sell over 10 million copies in the US alone.
Co-produced by super-producer Rick Rubin and the trio themselves, the classic album featured the seminal songs ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)’, ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’ and ‘Brass Monkey’.
To celebrate the album’s 30th birthday, a special anniversary vinyl edition has been released. Cut from original production masters and presented on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, the record is available now on the Beastie Boys’ website.