Notorious B.I.G. will have his own street in Brooklyn called Christopher Wallace Way, very close to the block he grew up in.
Staten Island will be home to the Wu-Tang Clan district, which, alongside the Christopher Wallace Way street, was started by LeRoy McCarthy, a local culture advocate.
Speaking to the Gothamist, McCarthy explained, “I’m happy that NYC officials are finally giving the city’s indigenous ‘Hip Hop’ music the respect and recognition that it deserves. 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.”
Woody Guthrie Way will commemorate Woody Guthrie’s career, and will be located in Coney Island, Brooklyn.