Filmmaker Spike Lee is set for a new street honour in his native Brooklyn, New York if local council members get their way.

Members of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Board 3 have voted in favour of re-branding Stuyvesant Avenue, between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street, Do The Right Thing Way, to honour Lee's cult 1989 movie about racial tensions boiling over on a hot day in Brooklyn.

Lee has since shown off a photo of himself holding the potential new street sign on Instagram.com, writing, "Good Morning People. Great, Great News Today... It Is On This One Block Our Joint (film) Was Shot. We Will Be Celebrating The 25th Silver Anniversary."

However, Lee faces one more hurdle before the honour becomes official as the board's recommendation is only advisory and any name change must be approved by officials at the City Council.

Councilman Robert Cornegy tells the New York Daily News he will introduce the legislation to rename the road, but says, "It's a bit complicated, because the City Council's standards for co-naming focus on people and organisations, not works of art.

"Nevertheless, I fully support this effort and will continue to work in every way I can to see the commemoration happen."