Brooklyn will always be the borough of some of hip-hop’s greatest. Crispus Attucks playground, a Bed Stuy park that the Notorious B.I.G. frequented as a child, will be renamed in his honor.
Councilman Robert Cornegy said he will fulfill his promise to the late rapper’s mother, Voletta Wallace, when he cuts the ribbon on Fulton St. and Classon Ave..
“This honor is very personal to me,” Cornegy told the New York Daily News. “Twenty years later, this comes full circle, this renaming of the basketball courts in his honor.”
The councilman said the renaming ceremony will take place either August 1 or August 2, right before the annual August 5 basketball tournament held in the rapper’s name.
“We lived in the same building at 226 St. James Place in Brooklyn,” Cornegy said to New York Daily News. “We lived in 1R and Biggie and his mother lived in 3R. So when he passed his mother made me her director, I promised to keep his name honored.”