Notorious B.I.G. Closer Than Ever To Having Brooklyn Street Named After Him:
The Notorious B.I.G. is one step closer to having a long and lasting impact in Brooklyn since the borough’s Community Board 2 has voted in the majority of renaming the block the iconic rapper was raised on. The last step before the yellow light turns to green is an official approval from City Council and Mayor Bill De Blasio,” Complex reports.
The block in question is a portion of St. James Place, between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street. The area will rightfully be changed to Biggie’s birth name, Christopher Wallace Way. “Honoring Biggie symbolizes more than just one man,” LeRoy McCarthy, the man who started the whole initiative told Rolling Stone. “It symbolizes a culture. It symbolizes a borough. It symbolizes a people, and hip-hop is worldwide.”LeRoy is pushing to have the name-change official by Biggie’s birthday that lands on May 21st. Biggie murals are already up in the city like the “King Of New York” painting located at Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street as well as another mural on the exterior walls of the grocery store the rapper used to work at.