The Notorious B.I.G. Mural in Bed-Stuy Will Not Be Destroyed
Last week, it was being reported that a mural of The NotoriousB.I.G. which is painted on the side of an apartment buildingon the corner of Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street in Bed-Stuy was going to being destroyed by the building's landlord. The reason? The landlord,Samuel Berkowitz, wanted to insert windows so he could raise the rent of units.
Now,after a week of mostly negative press and a petitionthat gathered more than 3,000 signatures, it looks like the Biggie Mural will be here to stay.
SpreadArt NYC, thecommunity Art organization that first reported that the mural was going to be destroyed, announced the update on their Instagram and Twitter accounts:
Reading the IG post, you can see the number of the entitiesthat got together to make sure the Biggie Mural didn't get destroyed. This includes T.I., who earlierin the week offered thousands to make sure that the mural wouldn't be destroyed, to the Brooklyn Nets, who publicly supported the mural on Twitter over the weekend:
The mural has been an imporant part of Bed-Stuy ever since it was painted two years ago.