NYC Council votes to name Bronx street in honor of Stan Lee
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The New York City Council has voted to name a street in honor of the late legendary comic book writer Stan Lee.

According to a local NBC station, the council green-lighted a proposal earlier this week seeking to name a stretch of University Avenue in the Bronx after Lee, who was raised in the borough. 

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Council Member Fernando Cabrera (D), who introduced the proposal, told the station that Lee “was a Bronx native who grew up in my district.”

“Stan Lee was a creative genius who co-created iconic superheroes including Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Black Panther and more,” he continued. “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.”

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The news comes months after the writer died at age 95 back in May.