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NYC To Name Bronx Street After Stan Lee

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A Bronx street has been approved by the New York City Council to be named after comic book legend Stan Lee.

Voting commenced on Tuesday for a proposal to co-name University Avenue between Brandt Place and West 176th Street after Lee. The New York City Council approved the proposal and the street is set to be co-named “Stan Lee Way.”

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University Avenue was an important place for Stan Lee, as he grew up in a home at 1720 University Place and also went to a nearby high school in The Bronx at DeWitt Clinton HS.

Stan Lee helped create some of the most famous comic book characters of all time, including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and a multitude more. His impact spans through comic books, films, television shows and novels. Most recently, Lee became a fixture in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with numerous cameos.

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Over the years, Lee has received many similar accolades to the street naming, including having his hands, feet and signature featured on Hollywood Boulevard. October 2 was also dubbed "Stan Lee Day" by the County of Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach.

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The proposal for the street's naming still has to be signed by the mayor.

(via New York Post)

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