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Brooklyn Man Wants To Rename Clinton Hill Intersection After The Notorious B.I.G.

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A Brooklyn man has what he thinks is a "big" idea.

Leroy McCarthy is petitioning to change the name of the intersection of St. James Place and Fulton Street to Christopher Wallace Way.

That's the real name of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, who grew up on that corner.

According to the petition on, Wallace was an artistic and creative lyrical wordsmith who influenced people around the world.

"New Yorkers needs to honor New Yorkers," McCarthy said. "Here's somebody who pretty much was the top of his craft when he passed away. He was very talented. So they need to support the arts. He was an artist. He was somebody who was from Brooklyn, New York City. He is Brooklyn. He is the king of New York in terms of hip hop."

"This neighborhood definitely remembers him for his rap lyrics, for his presence. And he's gone now, but still here in spirit," said one person. "And changing this to Christopher Wallace Way is a great way for us to remember his legacy."

Wallace was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in 1997 at the age of 24.

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