Friday, July 7th, 2006

A Hip-Hop Museum In The Bronx?

According to the New York Sun, the New York City Council approved $1.5 Million for a Hip-Hop Museum in The Bronx. The money is for a project that would sit at 212th and White Plains in the North Bronx. It’s in it’s earliest stages.

According to The Sun:

Early plans call for the museum to occupy one or two floors of a multi-purpose center being built by the nonprofit Northeast Bronx Redevelopment Corporation. The group is hoping to combine several floors of low- to moderate-income housing with a gymnasium, a small theater, a recording studio, and the museum.

The project is planned for the site of an abandoned transfer station that the group acquired from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority this spring. The corporation has also received more than $1 million in state funding to clean up the site, which Mr. Seabrook said could take up to two years.

The museum project apparently came as a surprise to both fellow politicians like Ruben Diaz and pioneers like Grandmaster Caz alike. Caz told the Sun: “I think we need to have some kind of input.”

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