It’s official, Stuyvesant Avenue in Brooklyn will be named Do the Right Thing Way, after Spike Lee‘s iconic 1989 film.
It was a year in the making due to city legalities, according to Brooklyn Magazine. But the wait is finally over, and a ceremony was held so we know it’s real. Lee shared his excitement on Instagram:
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Today, August 10th In The Year Of Our Lawd, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Signed A Proclamation Making Stuyvesant Avenue (Between Lexington And Quincy) Officially DO THE RIGHT THING WAY. This Is The Very 1st Time In The History Of New York City A Film Has Been Given This Honor. Thanks To Everyone In Front Of And Behind The Camera For Making A His (Her) Story. Mookie and Da Mayor.
Do the Right Thing Way will only exist on Stuyvesant between Quincy Street and Lexington Avenue, right where the movie was filmed. 51 streets were renamed in New York City. From Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office:
“Our city has a long and powerful history, brimming with dedicated New Yorkers who have fought to improve their communities in countless ways – from public service to community activism to the arts. It is essential that we commemorate those who have built up our past as we work to build a better future for our city. This legislation ensures that we remain connected to our history and to the important values embodied by these individuals.
Lee has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of Do the Right Thing for over a year now. Last year, he threw a block party on that same block where celebs like Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, and Yasiin Bey were in attendance.
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