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The Notorious B.I.G. Gets a Brooklyn Playground Named After Him

(By: Daryl Nelson for

A couple of months after it was reported that a popular mural of The Notorious B.I.G. wouldn’t be destroyed, there’s some more good news about the late rapper being honored.

According to reports, the Crispus Attucks playground, a neighborhood park that Biggie frequented as a child, will be renamed after him. The playground sits on Fulton Street and Classon Ave in the Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Robert Cornegy, who’s a city councilman, was instrumental in getting the park named after the Notorious one, and he actually lived in Biggie’s building as a child.

“This honor is very personal to me,” he told the New York Daily News. “Twenty years later this comes full circle, the renaming of the basketball courts in his honor … We lived in the same building at 226 St. James Place in Brooklyn. We lived in 1R and his mother lived in 3R, so when he passed his mother made me her director. I promised to keep his name honored.”

The name changing ceremony will be held during the first week of August at the playground, so keep your eyes open for the exact date. Plus, on Aug. 5 there be an annual basketball tournament that honors Big.

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