Officials push to rename Bed-Stuy street for movie
It's been just over 25 years since the release of the iconic, critically acclaimed Spike Lee movie "Do the Right Thing," and City Council members want to honor it by renaming a section of the neighborhood where the film took place.
The block between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street on Stuyvesant Avenue will be renamed Do The Right Thing Way, if Mayor Bill de Blasio approves the measure.
The movie, which came out in 1989, told the story of neighborhood life and racial tension in Bed-Stuy. The film's conflict reaches a boiling point on the hottest day of the summer.
The movie received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
"Well the movie gave a[n] example of what actually takes place around here," says local resident Brian Williams. "We've come a long way. The movie did its job, now it's time to do ours."