Spike Lee is finally getting his own way. On the 25th anniversary of his classic film Do The Right Thing, New York City commemorated the flick by renaming Stuyvesant Avenue, between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street, “Do The Right Thing Way” in Brooklyn.
“Good Morning People.Great,Great News Today. The City Of New York Has Changed Stuyvesant Street Between Lexington And Quincy In The Brooklyn Hood Of BED- STUY DO OR DIE As Do The Right Thing Way. It Is On This One Block Our Joint Was Shot.We Will Be Celebrating The 25th Silver Anniversary,” the esteemed director shared on Instagram.
The 1989 film earned much recognition including two Academy Award nominations and a coveted spot in the National Film Registry. Do The Right Thing grappled with issues of race in America.