Entertainment Batman co-creator Bill Finger honored with Bronx street renaming A Bronx street will be renamed Bill Finger Way in honor of the co-creator of Batman and many elements of the Dark Knight's mythos. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Hulton Archive By Scott A. Rosenberg email@example.com @RosenbergScottA Updated December 7, 2017 10:30 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email It’s not Gotham City, but Bill Finger will get some recognition in New York. The man who is responsible for creating many of the memorable elements of the Batman mythos — including Robin, the Joker and Catwoman — will get an extra boost of acknowledgment Friday when a street in the Bronx officially becomes “Bill Finger Way.” Bill Finger co-created Batman with Bob Kane in 1939, and finally received formal recognition from DC Entertainment in 2015, thanks in part to Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of the book, “Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-creator of Batman,” in 2012, and the 2017 documentary “Batman & Bill,” which is streaming on Hulu.com. “Almost everything iconic about Batman . . . that have lasted all these years came from Bill Finger’s imagination,” Nobleman says. “But he worked anonymously and died poor, alone and virtually unknown in 1974.” The street renaming will take place Friday at 10 a.m. at East 192nd Street and the Grand Concourse, near Poe Park. Speakers will include Finger’s granddaughter Athena, and Kevin Conroy, the longtime voice of Batman on numerous animated TV shows and movies. If you go: The unveiling of Bill Finger Way will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. at East 192nd Street and the Grand Concourse, at the northeast corner, near Poe Park. By Scott A. Rosenberg firstname.lastname@example.org @RosenbergScottA Scott has been at amNewYork since 2008, first as the entertainment editor, and now as senior editor. He covers movies, books and other forms of entertainment. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.