By Brooklyn Reader

June 25, 2014, 7:54 am

wpid-radio-raheem-lee-thumb-640xauto-3726At a press conference on Tuesday, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the iconic movie Do the Right Thing, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams presented the movie’s writer and director Spike Lee with a citation proclaiming the day “Do the Right Thing Day,” also officially naming the block where Lee filmed his movie (Stuyvesant Avenue, between Lexington and Quincy) back in 1989 “Do the Right Thing Way.”

Then, Adams announced at the press conference: On Saturday, June 28, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm, Spike Lee was throwing a free block party, on “Do the Right Thing Way!”

Lee will be the master of ceremonies at the block party, which his Fort Greene production company 40 Acres and a Mule is co-hosting with the Stuyvesant Co-op Block Association.

Imagine: all the folks in Brooklyn who grew up knowing and loving and referencing Do the Right Thing... packed into one singular block?

Get ready to relive Lee’s depiction in the movie of the hottest day of the year– literally and figuratively. And juuust in case you need a reminder of how that one worked out, watch the movie.

(And do the right thing).

About The Author

C. Zawadi Morris is an award-winning journalist and a Chicago native who moved to Brooklyn in 1997. Ms. Morris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (and a minor in Spanish) from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She has worked as the communications director for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (NY-12), a senior account executive for Shandwick Public Affairs and Cohn & Wolf Public Relations, and Bed-Stuy Patch. In December 2013, under The Original Media Group, Ms. Morris launched The Brooklyn Reader, an online news source covering the neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn.

C. Zawadi Morris is an award-winning journalist and a Chicago native who moved to Brooklyn in 1997. Ms. Morris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (and a minor in Spanish) from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She has worked as the communications director for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (NY-12), a senior account executive for Shandwick Public Affairs and Cohn & Wolf Public Relations, and Bed-Stuy Patch. In December 2013, under The Original Media Group, Ms. Morris launched The Brooklyn Reader, an online news source covering the neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn.

3 Responses

  1. Lizzie

    I lOVED ‘Do the Right thing, I even named my llasa, “Mookie” in honor of Spike Lee’s character….

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  2. Angelina

    I live around corner will be at block party love my bed-stuy family

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  3. Jus-sayin

    Love all of Spikes movies, but, won’t be there. Young man was just killed over there approx two weeks ago.
    When is the “right thing” gonna be done in Bed-Stuy? The corner boys are still dealing. Australians are buying up most of the valuable/available property. I never hear a mumbling word from our reps. I can’t do board meetings; I work eves.

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