A few weeks ago a graffiti mural popped up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, paying tribute to Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, the break-out star from season two of reality show "Mob Wives," which takes place in Staten Island and follows the lives of a group of women allegedly connected to organized crime.
Since then identical murals portraying Big Ang posing behind the words "I like the wise guys," have popped up across New York, and even as far as Chicago.
It came as no surprise to the people at VH1, which aired the popular show, that Big Ang had been immortalized through graffiti on walls across the region.
"Big Ang is instantly recognizable and makes people happy," VH1′s SVP of brand and design Phil Delbourgo told Mashable. "At first you can't believe she's real, and then you just want to see what she'll say next, but it's all in good fun."
The cable network was quick to capitalize on the new trend, filming a group of anonymous graffiti artists creating a new Big Ang mural. The company is also helping fans find the murals through Foursquare, a location-based online service.
"Once the murals hit and we saw how many people were responding to them on Instagram, and then their friends asking, 'Where is this?' in the comments, we felt we could provide people with those locations and let them check in," explained Delbourgo.
Check out graffiti video below: