NYC Streets Named in Honor of Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang Clan, and Woody Guthrie


NYC salutes a grip of legendary locals

In their final session of the year, the New York City Council unanimously voted to honor Woody Guthrie, The Notorious B.I.G., and The Wu-Tang Clan, with co-named streets in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

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According to Gothamist, the 48-0 vote approves the dedication of Christopher Wallace Way to a stretch of St.James Place between Greene and Fulton in Fort Greene, Wu-Tang Clan District as the first name to a street at the southeast corner Vanderbilt Avenue and Targee Street in Staten Island, and Woody Guthrie Way to a sliver of Mermaid Avenue between West 35th and West 36th Streets in Coney Island. The co-namings for Wu-Tang and the late Brooklyn rapper were largely sparked by the petitioning of local cultural historian and advocate, LeRoy McCarthy, who also spearheaded wall-scaled dedications to The Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, and Aretha Franklin.

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See the first street sign for Wu-Tang Clan District in Staten Island below.


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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