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


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