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September 26, 2017

Universal Hip Hop Museum Has A Home!

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Universal Hip Hop Museum Has A Home!
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This history of hip hop will now have a home in the Bronx
After years of negotiations, The Universal Hip Hop Museum is prepared to break ground on a official place to go back into your favorite era.
The project is expected to be completed by 2022, and will also include some affordable housing alongside Mill Pond Park and the 145th Street Bridge.
According to DNA Info:
The museum, originally planned for the Kingsbridge Armory, will use technology to create a multi-generational experience featuring music, artifacts, video and photography, research areas, and a performance stage, Bucano said. It will partner with Microsoft, Google and others to create the right mix of technology and an immersive entertainment experience.
The museum will be a long-awaited “home for the world’s most popular art form, hip-hop culture… bringing hip-hop back to the Bronx where it originated from,” Bucano said, adding that “It’s gonna be a complete history of hip-hop.”
If all goes as planned, phase one will include a waterfront esplanade connected to Mill Pond Park, an outdoor performance space with views of the Harlem River, a public plaza along Exterior Street, the multiplex theater and 600 units of permanently affordable housing for extremely low to moderate income households. Half of those units will be larger two-and three-bedroom apartments.
BronxWorks, a local nonprofit, will be given space on the site during the first phase and additional educational programming could be operated by such organizations as the Bronx Children’s Museum, City Science and Billion Oyster Project. A food food and beverage hall will be erected to help Bronx-based small food vendors start businesses, according to the city.
The question is…are you excited?
City announces Bronx Point, a waterfront development that will create open space & 600 affordable housing units:
— NYCEDC (@NYCEDC) September 22, 2017