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Bronx street will be renamed for comics mastermind Stan Lee

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A portion of University Avenue will be named in his honor

University Avenue in the Bronx, a portion of what will become Stan Lee Way
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There’s been quite a few street co-namings in NYC in the past months: In early May, a Staten Island street was named after the Wu-Tang Clan, and in June, a Brooklyn intersection was named in honor of the Notorious B.I.G. Now, the NYC Council approved the co-naming of a Bronx street after comic book writer and publisher of Marvel Comics Stan Lee.

University Avenue between Brandt Place and West 176th Street will be renamed Stan Lee Way next spring, according to the Bronx Times, as proposed by City Council member Fernando Cabrera, who represents the area.

Lee, the mastermind behind Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, among others, spent a lot of his teenage years in the Bronx—he lived at 1720 University Avenue and attended Dewitt Clinton High School. Lee was born in Manhattan in 1922 and passed away last November at 95.

“Stan Lee was a Bronx native who grew up in my district,” Cabrera told NBC New York. “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.”