Gone But Not Forgotten: Music Stars We Lost in 2012
ADAM YAUCH
August 5, 1964 - May 4, 2012 (Age 47)
Gruff-voiced rapper, musician and video auteur known as MCA in the groundbreaking hip hop trio The Beastie Boys.

Located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Squibb Park is currently undergoing a transformation to become a skateboarding park.


• SLIDESHOW: Beastie Boys 101

Adam Yauch: 1964-2012

10 Awesome MCA Lyrics

The Beasties Made Chart History

Music Stars React on Twitter


After countless musical tributes to the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, Brooklyn residents are setting their site on something a little more permanent.

Residents recently began a Facebook petition to rename Squibb Park, located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, in honor of the late MCA. According to the posting, the park is currently undergoing renovations to become a skateboarding facility and gateway to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The park would sit directly across from the Harry Chapin Playground, named for the folk-rocker, humanitarian and fellow Brooklyn Heights resident who died in 1981.

The Beastie Boys had long been tied to the skateboarding and BMX community, with their music often featured alongside skateboarding events and videos. According to ESPN, Vision, Think Skateboard and New York City's 5 Boro Skateboards have all released Beastie Boys skate decks over the years.