What's in a Name?

Fans Push for ‘Beastie Boys Square’

Paul's Boutique Album Cover (1989)

In 1989 the Beastie Boys featured a photo of the corner of Ludlow and Rivington streets in the Lower East Side as the cover art for their critically-acclaimed album Paul’s Boutique.

Now Community Board 3 is reportedly considering naming the intersection “Beastie Boys Square” thanks to an online petition launched by Brooklynite LeRoy McCarthy. Read More

Lease Beat

Universal Music Group Inks Renewal at 1755 Broadway

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Despite having five years left on its current lease, Universal Music Group has signed 10-year renewal for its 242,505-square-foot space on floors two through eight at Jack Resnick & Sons1755 Broadway, The Commercial Observer has learned. The music publishing company’s lease agreement for the entire office portion of the mixed-use building now extends through 2028. Read More