Street renamed in honor of comic book legend Stan Lee in his native Bronx

Stan Lee
Stan Lee attends the premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Photo credit Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A Bronx street has been named in honor of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee.

University Avenue between Brandt Place and West 176th Street now honors Lee's legacy.

Lee was born and raised in the Bronx. He lived at 17-20 University Avenue.

"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.” Council Member Fernando Cabrera, who proposed the street renaming, told NBC New York in 2019 when the City Council approved the street renaming.

The comic book legend is known for creating Spider-man, the Hulk, Black Panther, the X-Men and many more superheroes.

He died in 2018 at the age of 95.

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