Brooklyn legend The Notorious B.I.G. proudly represented his neighborhood of Bed-Stuy until his untimely death on March 9, 1997. Well, 20 years later Bed-Stuy is returning the favor. Crispus Attucks Playground, named after the first man to die in the American Revolution, has officially been changed the The Christopher “Biggie” Wallace Courts. The basketball courts, located inside of St. James Place, were dedicated by New York City councilman Robert Cornegy, who grew up in the same building as Biggie and his mother.
The legendary rapper was no stranger to street violence and his family’s Christopher Wallace Foundation has been trying to promote alternative lifestyles for the children of Brooklyn since his death. The Christopher Wallace Way effort is a movement dedicated to making sure B.I.G. is never forgotten in the neighborhood he repped so well. NYC Parks made the announcement by referencing Big Poppa’s famous freestyle “Where Brooklyn At?” Check out the announcement and picture of the dedication below.
— NYC Parks (@NYCParks) August 2, 2017