Earlier this month it was reported that a mural of The Notorious B.I.G. on a building at Bedford Ave and Quincy St in Bed-Stuy would be destroyed due to the building owner's plans to renovate the building and add windows. The landlord, Samuel Berkowitz, had turned down an offer of $5,000 from the mural's painters Spread Art NYC to preserve the mural, and he asked them for $1,250 to keep it up. Now, Berkowitz has had a change of heart.
Spread Art NYC's Naoufal "Rocko" Alaoui told DNAinfo, "To be honest, [Berkowitz] just didn’t know how important Biggie is to Brooklyn. He’s not a bad guy. A lot of people offered to help financially, but he said he don’t need the money, just the respect of his neighbors."
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