For the second time, fans of Big Pun are petitioning for the renaming of a Bronx street in his honor. This time, his sister Nicole Rodriguez wants to rename 163rd St and Rogers Place: “Big Pun Place”.
“I feel I owe this to my brother. He was not only my brother, he was a father figure. He stepped in when my parents couldn’t. So I want to push for this. He deserves it. It would become a visual cemetery for everyone. My brother was cremated, so there’s nowhere to visit him. This way, his legacy will live on close to home.”
This Saturday there will be a rally at the mark and so far 1,200 signatures have been collected. Supporters can sign here. 11 years ago, two BX fifth graders tried to get the intersection named Big Pun Ave. Yeeeah baby.
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