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Brooklyn park dedicated to Adam Yauch

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May 03, 2013 | 6:00pm EDT

Late Beastie Boys star Adam 'Mca' Yauch has been honoured with his own park in his native Brooklyn, New York to mark the first anniversary of his death. The rapper's mother, Frances, and bandmate Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz joined Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz at a special event on Friday morning (03May13) to unveil the new name plaque in the Brooklyn Heights playground, near Yauch's childhood home. Addressing the crowd at the dedication ceremony, Horovitz joked, "It's fitting that we're here today to dedicate a playground to Adam Yauch, because, like the Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys is for the children." Turning serious, he then said, "I'd like to thank the New York Parks Department and the people of Brooklyn for honouring my friend and brother, and recognising how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch park for other crazy New York kids." Yauch, 47, died of throat cancer on 4 May, 2012.

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