Web Find: The Origin Of Stan Lee

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GeorgeWashington_Bridge_Amazing_Spider-Man_121.jpgThat's right Marvel fans. Marvel founder and comic book legend Stan Lee spent some of his childhood in Washington Heights. Maybe that explains why the George Washington Bridge always shows up in Spider-Man comics. It seems that Lee was sprouting up just as the neighborhood was.

I've known this for a while because his name is listed as a notable resident on the Washington Heights wikipedia page, but I never knew any details about it or when he actually lived here... until today, when I stumbled across this New York Times slideshow.

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"This building was located near Fort Washington Park, which was a great place to play. On Saturdays I could walk from it to the Loews theater on 175th Street and Broadway. They had a matinee there, with a man named Lou (I forget his last name), who played a huge organ before the movie started. That was a big treat for us kids."

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