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04.04.14 Andy Cush

What will become of Beastie Boys Square? The plan to rename the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets, the site of the Paul’s Boutique cover, in the group’s honor has seen its share of ups and downs, and recently it appeared that it might be done for good. Now, Mark Levine, chairman of City Council’s Parks and Recreation […]

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02.07.14 Andy Cush

In January, we told you that the plan to rename the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets on the Lower East Side “Beastie Boys Square” had hit a snag. Manhattan’s Community Board 3 had rejected LeRoy McCarthy’s application to memorialize the Paul’s Boutique corner, but would hold another vote if he could accrue a few hundred more […]

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01.15.14 Andy Cush

The plan to rename the corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets — the site of the Pauls Boutique album cover photo — in the Beastie Boys’ honor was voted down by the local community board. Debated lasted 90 minutes at last night’s CB3 meeting, according to DNAinfo, before the board decided to reject the “Beastie Boys Square” proposal. LeRoy […]

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12.17.13 Andy Cush

Today, the southwest corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets houses Wolfnights, a restaurant that “delivers an exciting and refreshing take on the ordinary wrap,” according to its website. In the 1980s, it housed Lee’s Sportswear, but hip-hop fans better know that business by another name: Paul’s Boutique. The spot–99 Rivington, to be precise–is the setting […]

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