Spike Lee has a big influence on New York City culture with his extensive film success and now he has reached another milestone.
Lee recently announced that Mayor De Blasio has decided to rename Stuyvesant Avenue, between Lexington and Quincy, ‘Do The Right Thing Way,’ in honor of his classic 1989 film.
He wrote in a caption:
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.
The office of Mayor De Blasio wrote in a statement pertaining to the new street name:
“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.