NYC Council Votes to Rename Bronx Street After Stan Lee

The New York City Council voted to approve the renaming of University Avenue, between Brandt Place and West 176th Street in Morris Heights to Stan Lee Way in honor of the late legendary comic book writer who grew up in The Bronx.

Stan Lee passed away in November at the age of 95 after spawning an entire universe of superheroes many of us grew up with and are now the subject of huge blockbuster hits like Black Panther and of course, Spider Man.

Lee attended DeWitt Clinton High School in Bedford Park and began his career in the industry at just 17 years old as an assistant at Timely Comics in 1939.

His career would eventually span almost 80 years giving us the X-Men, The Hulk, and even Dr Strange among the many iconic characters he created.

Through his dedication, along with other industry titans, he helped propel the comic book industry into a multi-billion Hollywood empire.

It is only fitting that the borough he called home has a street named after him.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.