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    Beastie Boy Gets Brooklyn Playground

    SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21:  The Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch arrives at the 24th Annual Film Independent's Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach on February 21, 2009 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Adam Yauch

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    Ch-check it out: Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch, who died from throat cancer last year, is being honored with a Brooklyn playground to be named after him. The Palmetto Playground on State Street in Brooklyn Heights, near where Yauch grew up, was officially renamed the Adam Yauch Playground in a dedication ceremony Friday. A press release about the honor says that Yauch used to ride his bike at the very playground that will now bear his name.

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