Unique neighborhoods in Brooklyn

1) Biggie Smalls' Hood

If you’re a fan of The Notorious B.I.G. also known as Biggie Smalls, head out to Clinton Hill where it all started for this American rapper who was killed in 1997 at the age of 24. Biggie’s childhood home was at 226 St James Place (now also called Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace Way). The neighborhood has changed considerably since, but plenty of landmarks are still there. His local barber Respect for Life at 932-A Fulton Street and his favorite diner Country House Diner at 887 Fulton Street. Don’t miss the 38-foot (12-meter) mural by artists Naoufal Alaoui and Scott Zimmerman on the corner of Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street.

mural of Biggie Small in Brooklyn


Sébastien Bertrand

226 Street James Place, Clinton Hill

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