Brooklyn respects the legend.
The fans have spoken.
Days after it was reported that an iconic Brooklyn mural of The Notorious B.I.G. would be destroyed because of renovations going on with the building that resides on Bedford and Quincy, an online petition was started by members of the community in the hopes of getting the landlord to reconsider. As of today, they succeeded in doing that.
Posting to their Instagram account, Spread Art NYC announced that mural will in fact stay as-is on the side wall of the building. The large list of thank you's for making it possible were T.I. (who supposedly called on the daily for updates), the Brooklyn Nets, the Mayor of the city, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and of course the more than 3,500 people who signed the petition.
Long live the King of Brooklyn!
You can view the full Instagram post below.
Thank you Brooklyn! And a very very special thanks to the landlords for recognizing the importance of Biggie in this neighborhood! First we would like to thank both the Mayor's and congressman Jeffries offices for reaching out and offering all kinds of support to keep this iconic mural where it is! We also would like to thank every single local organization for coming forward with their resources . We would like to thank all the companies for offering financial support. ATLANTA has got so much love for Biggie! Thank you TI @troubleman31 for having your team contact us on a daily basis to get the updates. Special thanks to Mr. Guevara from @brooklynnets for the daily phone calls to make sure we get all the needed resources. We would like to thank all of you who have stood besides us! PLEASE if you see the landlords, THANK them for this generous gift to our community!! ! Happy Belated Birthday, King!!! 🎂@tyanna810 @cjordanwallace @therealfaithevans #spreadloveitsthebrooklynway #spreadartnyc #bedfordandquincy #20bigyears #biggiemural #biggie# biggiesmalls