An iconic mural of the rapper Notorious B.I.G. will stay on a Bedford-Stuyvesant wall following a reversal by the building owner, Solomon Berkowitz, dnainfo reports.
The mural is a Brooklyn landmark, which neighborhood activists have sought to preserve. Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, lived in Bed-Stuy, and is closely associated with the neighborhood. He was murdered in 1997.
DnaInfo reported that Berkowitz reversed his decision to remove the mural after hearing about a massive backlash.
“To be honest, he just didn’t know how important Biggie is to Brooklyn,” the mural’s creator, Naoufal “Rocko” Alaoui, told dnainfo.
This story "Jewish Landlord Will Allow Biggie Mural To Stay" was written by Josh Nathan-Kazis.