'Schmuck' Writer Seth Kushner To Have A Brooklyn Street Named In His Honor


Seth Kushner, a comics writer who passed away from leukemia in May 2015, will have a Brooklyn street named in his honor.

According to Bleeding Cool, Kushner's wife, Terra Kushner, released a statement regarding the street naming, which is scheduled for October 4 (as of now, the original Facebook link has been deactivated):

"We will be celebrating the renaming of Hubbard Street (the street Seth grew up on) to "Seth Kushner Way" on Sunday, October 4th at 10 a.m., located on the the corner of Hubbard Street and Shore Parkway in Sheepshead Bay 11235. Please RSVP by responding yes and number of people by September 8th if you would like to attend. *Please share this event with anyone that might be interested in attending. Thank you!"

Kushner was a noted resident of Sheepshead Bay, a Brooklyn neighborhood located in the southern part of the borough. While the street naming ceremony will take place at the corner of Hubbard Street and Shore Parkway, as per Terra Kushner's announcement, the re-christened street will be the street that Kushner grew up on; the official name will be "Seth Kushner Way."

Kushner, whose semi-autobiographical graphic novel "Schmuck" will be released on September 15, was also known for his work as a photographer for his photocomix series CulturePop. His first work, "The Brooklynites," a collection of photography documenting Brooklyn culture, was published in 2007, and his second book, "Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics," was co-written by Chris Irving and published in 2012.

If you would like to donate to the Kushner family's gofundme page to help them with the ensuing medical expenses related to Kushner's battle with leukemia, click here.

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