Beastie Boy Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz has long been an outspoken and engaged political activist; most recently, he facilitated an anti-hate rally in the Brooklyn park named for his late friend, bandmate, and collaborator Adam Yauch after the park was vandalized with anti-Semitic and pro-Trump graffiti. His latest politically-tinged project, however, ... More »
There’s been a lot of (justified) outrage about anti-Semitism lately. Over the past year, anti-Semitic tweeters have increasingly trolled journalists. Last week, Adam Yauch Park in New York City, named for a late Jewish member of the Beastie Boys, was defaced with swastikas. Show More Summary
It happened at Adam Yauch park in Brooklyn
On Nov. 18, residents of Brooklyn Heights in New York discovered spray-painted swastikas and the words “Go Trump” at a local park named in honor of Adam “MCA” Yauch, a member of the Beastie Boys who played at the park as a kid who died in 2012 after battling cancer. Yauch’s mother was Jewish and his father was Catholic. Show More Summary
The rally was in response to anti-Semitic and pro-Trump grafitti on the park's playground
At Adam Yauch Park, elected officials and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys spoke out against hate crimes, reports of which have risen in New York City this year.
The rally came a few days after swatstikas and pro-Trump messages were spraypainted in the park named after the late Beastie Boys member.
At a protest in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday, former Beastie Boy Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz spoke out against the “homegrown terrorism” that resulted in his longtime bandmate Adam Yauch’s memorial park getting spray painted with swastikas and the words “Go...
"This is real, it's happening at a rapid rate and we've got to stand up against hate," Ad Rock told the crowd of 2000 on Sunday. Continue reading…
“Keep your eyes open, stand up for each other." Continue reading…
A member of the Beastie Boys urged New Yorkers to “Get It Together” and oppose President-elect Donald Trump at a packed Brooklyn rally.
Elected officials, religious leaders and Adam Yauch's bandmate Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz gathered with a large crowd at Adam Yauch Park today to denounce the swastikas drawn in the park this week and vow to stay vigilant against future hate incidents in New York City. [ more › ]
On Sunday, hundreds of shivering Brooklynites squeezed together to condemn a pair of swastikas splashed across a piece of playground equipment in Adam Yauch Park. Painted on Friday night along with the words “Go Trump,” the swastikas have since been covered over, replaced with cutout hearts bearing messages of love… Read more...
On Friday, playground equipment in a Brooklyn Heights park named after the late Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch was defaced with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti. Today, local politicians including New York State Senator Daniel Squadron and city councilman Brad Lander organized a “Stand Up Against Hate” rally at the same park, drawing a crowd of […]
In response to the anti-Semitic, pro-Trump swastika graffiti that appeared in Brooklyn Height's Adam Yauch Park this past week, Yauch's fellow Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz and several hundred supporters gathered this morning in the park to speak out against racism and hate. “Spray painting swastikas in a children’s playground is ... More »
Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock spoke at an anti-hate rally at the Brooklyn park named for his late bandmate Adam Yauch. The rally was held in response to the recent defacement of Yauch’s memorial with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti. Through...Show More Summary
The park was tagged with swastikas and the words "Go Trump" on Friday.
Brooklyn's Adam Yauch Park, named after the late member of the Beastie Boys who was once called "Muslim Americans' hero, and America's personal Jewish Gandhi," had its playground vandalized with swastikas and "Go Trump" graffiti this week. Show More Summary
One day after vandals hit their playground at Brooklyn's Adam Yauch Park, kids took it back, adorning a make-believe train with hearts and flowers. The park will host a rally Sunday.
A park dedicated to the Beastie Boys’ late member Adam "MCA" Yauch was vandalized with graffiti of swastikas and a pro-Donald Trump slogan on Friday. New York City Councilman Brad Lander tweeted a photo of the graffiti that included the words “Go Trump!” at the park in Brooklyn Heights. Show More Summary