Much has been said about Beastie Boy Adam Yauch a.k.a MCA since he passed away on May 4th, 2012. He was a great lyricist, musician, and humanitarian who fought for women's rights and the movement to free Tibet.
Earlier today, a New York City playground on Columbia Street in Brooklyn Heights was renamed in Yauch's honor. Here is a YouTube video of the official re-naming of what used to be called Palmetto Playground:
Here is crowd-sourced video of an emotional Adam Horovitz a.k.a. Ad-Rock addressing the crowd:
Marty Markowitz, borough president of Brooklyn, took the podium and did an a capella remix of "An Open Letter to NYC":