Brooklyn Basketball Court To Be Named After The Notorious B. I. G.
Brooklyn, NY – council member Robert Cornegy, who was a neighbor of The Notorious B. I. G. in his youth, a feat that involve the late rapper has finally been carried out.
The New York Daily News reports that after years of work, Cornegy has organized for a basketball court located inside of a Brooklyn park was renamed after Biggie.
"This honor is very personal to me," City Councilman Cornegy told the New York Daily News. "Twenty years later, this comes in a full circle, this change of name in the basketball courts in his honor."
And in a tweet made on Tuesday (18 July), Cornegy revealed that she was "[h]appy to finally get this done by Ms. Wallace."
Happy to finally get this done for the Lady Wallace https://t.co/t64E9837Mg #TheNotoriousBIG #problem #biggiesmalls
— Robert E Cornegy, Jr (@RobertCornegyJr) July 19, 2017
The basketball court is located in the Crispus Attucks Park in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
This week's good news comes years after Cornegy attempt to have a portion of James Place, a street that runs through what is now considered Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, named after Biggie.
Residents in the newly restored neighborhood of Brooklyn, according to reports shot down the idea because the contents of Biggie's music and his drug-trafficking past.
The change of name of the ceremony is scheduled to take place on August 1 or August 2.