The Notorious B.I.G And Wu-Tang Clan To Be Honored With NYC Street Names
Some New York City hip-hop powerhouses are going to be immortalized in the Big Apple with streets named after them.
According to Gothamist, The Notorious B.I.G. and the Wu-Tang Clan will have streets named after them, after the City Council approved a 48-0 vote for the music icons to be honored in their hometowns. Folk singer Woody Guthrie will also have a street named after him in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn.
"I'm happy that NYC officials are finally giving the city's indigenous 'Hip Hop' music the respect and recognition that it deserves," said culture advocate LeRoy McCarthy to Gothamist. "It took a long time and lots of hard-work to advance the Christopher Wallace Way & Wu-Tang Clan District street co-naming, but ya know what, Hip Hop Don't Stop."
Christopher Wallace Way will be located on St. James Place in Brooklyn, the same street that the late-rapper grew up on. Wu-Tang Clan District, which McCarthy had a hand in naming, will be located in Staten Island, specifically southeast of Vanderbilt Avenue and Targee Street.
"Altogether, the Council voted on 68 street co-namings Thursday (Dec. 20) for a total of 164 this year," reports the site. "Mayor de Blasio must sign-off on the bills to make them official."
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