Brooklyn Street Renamed After Spike Lee Movie ‘Do The Right Thing’
On Monday, Lee uploaded a photo of the new street signs, and revealed, “This is the FIRST TIME that a block in New York City has been named after a work of art.”
Big Brooklyn Love To All The Sponsors And Especially To The People's Who Came Out In Full Force To Celebrate MJ's 57th Born Day And The Naming Of Do The Right Thing Way. We Also Had A Moment Silence For Those Lost In Hurricane Katrina. Have A Great Saturday Night Wherever You May Be. Peace 2 Fingers.
The motion, proposed by Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr., reportedly took almost a year to get approved by city council officials and occurred 14 months after Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams declared June 30, 2014 “Do the Right Thing” Day in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. Lee also held a block party for fans and residents in Bed-Stuy last year to celebrate that honor.