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Piece of Brooklyn playground to be named after Notorious B.I.G.

July 22, 2017 03:30PM

Notorious B.I.G. and the Crispus Attucks Playground

Notorious B.I.G. and the Crispus Attucks Playground

Brooklyn loves Biggie. And next month, the basketball court at the Crispus Attucks Playground in Clinton Hill, near where the late rapper grew up, will be renamed for the Notorious B.I.G.

For years, City Council member Robert Cornegy has pushed to rename the playground for the popular rapper. But others have objected to the plan because of Biggie Smalls’ “objectionable” lyrics, the New York Daily News reported. A renaming ceremony is scheduled to take place next month.

But basketball isn’t the only way Brooklyn has gone big for Biggie. For example, the two-story “King of NY” mural continues to turn heads on the corner of Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street, despite recent reports that the building’s landlord would be covering the art. And the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum is still looking to create the Biggie Memorial Project, a six-foot tall bronze sculpture at Clinton Hill’s Putnam Triangle, according to Curbed. [NYDN] Christopher Cameron