Nicole Paultre Bell summed her feelings up in one sentence on Monday. “Finally, some form of justice.”

Her justice, her victory and her triumph came when the City Council, divided as they were, voted in favor of a bill that would rename three blocks of Liverpool Street in Jamaica, Queens “Sean Bell Way.”

Sean Bell was gunned down by undercover officers of the New York Police Department while leaving his bachelor party with several of his friends in late November of 2006. The officers believed that one of Bell’s friends was carrying a fireman. Despite screams of reckless endangerment from many in the Black community angry over the number of shots fired (50 to be exact), the three officers (Detectives Marc Cooper, Gescard F. Isnora and Michael Oliver) were acquitted of manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges.

“Sean Bell Way” will start at 94th Avenue, which is near the location of the tragic event.

The naming of the street is something that Council Member Charles Barron welcomes with open arms. “Sean Bell was a young man trying to be a good father and a good husband,” he said. “Naming this street after him is the least they can do for his family. I’m glad that the Bell family can at least, during this season of missing their loved one, that they do have a victory.

“His name will be etched onto the streets of New York forever,” said Barron.

The naming of the street, of course, had its detractors. Last Friday, Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. wrote a letter to Council Speaker Christine Quinn expressing his objection to the idea of a “Sean Bell Way.”

“I am formally requesting that the proposed Sean Bell street co-naming be removed from the omnibus bill and considered separately,” wrote Vallone. Vallone referenced the August 2008 memo titled “Standards and Procedure for Street Co-naming,” which says the subject must be an individual whose interest is a “result of exemplary acts or achievements which reflect positively on the city.”

Vallone believes that Bell’s co-naming isn’t “positive.” “He’s a criminal. He was driving drunk,” said Vallone.

Barron sees no problem with it whatsoever.

“We have streets named after slave owners and pedophiles,” Barron said. “Thomas Jefferson, [George] Washington and other racists. The speaker [Quinn] even had Al Jolson up there. Why would anyone have an objection to Sean Bell?”

This follows the council’s lead, in which they collectively stated that the vote for the street naming is not just because of his death, but a reminder of what the city did in its aftermath to correct certain actions by law enforcement on that night. Some of the 50 shots fired at Bell and his friends made their way to a nearby train station, with no one being harmed.

“This is a commemoration of a tragic event,” said Council Member Leroy Comrie, Jr., who represents the constituents of the Jamaica neighborhood where Bell met his demise.

While Barron expressed happiness with the results of the street-naming vote, he isn’t satisfied. He demanded more action on behalf of the Bell family. “This city needs to settle out of court with the family so they’ll be compensated for the cold-blooded killing,” he said. “The feds should do a federal investigation and come up with federal indictments.” Barron also noted that the detectives violated police procedure by shooting at a fleeing vehicle.

Despite all of the pain, suffering and outrage from all sides of the Bell tragedy, “Sean Bell Way” is now a mere formality.

Paultre Bell is looking forward to seeing her late fiance’s name. “I just want people to realize the person who Sean Bell was,” she said. “He was a great man and a great role model.”