NYC Honorary Street Names
Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:St. James Place
Location:Between Fulton Street and Gates Avenue
Honoree: Christopher Wallace (1972-1997), known professionally as Biggie Smalls, Biggie and the Notorious B.I.G., was one of the most influential rappers of all time. As a teenager, he made a demo tape that came to the attention of A&R executive Sean “Puffy” Combs. Combs set up his own record label called Bad Boy Records and signed Wallace. From there, he released the “Ready To Die” album which went Platinum. On March 9, 1997 Wallace was killed by an unknown gunman while leaving a party. His album “Life After Death,” released 16 days later, became one of the few hip-hop albums to be certified Diamond. (Cumbo)
Firefighter LT Robert F. Wallace Street (Queens)
Location:Corner of 86th Street and 89th Avenue
Honoree: Lt. Robert F. Wallace (b. 1958) was killed on September 11, 2001 during fire and rescue operations following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Officer Mitchel Scott Wallace Corner (Manhattan)
Present name:Lafayette Street
Location:Corner of White and Lafayette
Honoree: Court Officer Wallace (b. 1967) was killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks while attempting to rescue the victims trapped in the World Trade Center.
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