A Bronx street will be renamed in honor of comic book legend Stan Lee
Google Street View of Stan Lee’s childhood home at 1720 University Avenue in the Bronx
Stan Lee—the comic book writer and Marvel publisher who brought us Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and the Fantastic Four among other classics—will soon be commemorated with a street naming in the Bronx. According to the New York Post, City Council voted this week to co-name University Avenue between Brandt Place and West 176th Street as “Stan Lee Way.” The proposal was brought by City Council member Fernando Cabrera, who represents the area, and will become official as soon as the mayor signs it.
Lee was born in Manhattan in 1922 and grew up in Washington Heights and the Bronx. He and his family lived in a third-floor apartment at 1720 University Avenue during his teen years, and he graduated from nearby DeWitt Clinton High School. Following a bout with pneumonia and other health issues, Lee passed away in 2018 at the age of 95.
“Mr. Lee’s amazing talent brought joy and entertainment to countless children and adults and he deserves to be permanently memorialized in his home borough, the Bronx,” Cabrera told NBC News.
[Via New York Post]