Somewhere in fictional movie heaven, Radio Raheem is smiling.
Spike Lee’s prized film, Do the Right Thing is turning 25-years-old later this month and is reportedly receiving a historic honor on the very same streets it was filmed on.
This past Monday (June 2), Brooklyn’s Community Board 3 voted to rename Stuyvesant Ave, the block between Lexington Ave. and Quincy St., “Do The Right Thing Way.”
Lee took to his Instagram account to share the good news and pose with an already-made sign of the new street name.
“Good Morning People.Great,Great News Today The City Of New York Has Changed Stuyvesant Street Between Lexington And Quincy In The Brooklyn Hood,” he wrote.
The announcement may have been a tad bit premature, seeing that City Council has the final say-so on approving the name change. Councilman Robert Cornegy told the NYDailyNews that the process was much harder than posting on Instagram saying, “It’s a bit complicated, because the City Council’s standards for co-naming focus on people and organizations, not works of art.”
The Beastie Boys saw their fan’s hopes of getting a street renamed in the honor rejected by a Lower East Side community board, so nothing is promised when it comes to these procedures.
Nonetheless, the thought alone is enough to make a celebration about.
“I Know Ya Want It- Will Be On Sale.Soon Come And Dat’s Da Truth,Ruth.YA-DIG SHO-NUFF,” Lee continued on his social media as he promoted memorabilia from the movie.
Check out the pictures of Lee’s new street sign and the aforementioned apparell in the gallery below.
Photos: Instagram/Shelton J Lee