If all goes according to plan, the opening of Bronx Point, a mixed-use development, would bring up to 1,045 units of housing to the South Bronx. The development will be delivered in two phases. The first phase is set to include 600 units of permanent affordable housing as well as public spaces for performances, food, education and museums, which is expected to be done by 2022. The project is expected to create 915 temporary jobs and 100 permanent jobs once the site opens.
The definitive history of hip-hop doesn’t lie in the Bronx—at least not yet. For now, it’s sitting in rows of boxes inside a fine art storage facility in Newark, N.J.
That’s where the principal archive for the Bronx’s soon-to-come Universal Hip-Hop Museum is being stored until construction is finished on the project’s nearly 60,000 square-foot facility just north of the 145th Street Bridge. With a core formed from the vast collection of hip-hop legend and historian Claude “Paradise” Gray, it’s likely already the largest stockpile of hip-hop memorabilia in existence and is only growing as the museum’s 2022 opening date approaches.
The Universal Hip-Hop Museum has officially found a permanent home in its birthplace of the Bronx, according to DNA Info, with the plans incorporating the long-discussed museum as part of a mega-development complex alongside a multiplex theater, an education space, and a neighborhood food and beverage hall known as Bronx Point.
It’s said that New York City is the city that never sleeps. By this logic, the Bronx has been having a serious case of insomnia as the last year has seen the rise of numerous new developments, projects, and cultural attractions including most recently, the New York City Universal Hip-Hop Museum (UHHM), which is slated to open in 2022.
The New York City Universal Hip-hop Museum (UHHM) is slated to open in 2022 in the Bronx. Founded by Rocky Bucano, Kurtis Blow, Shawn LG Thomas, Grandwizzard Theodore, Mickey Bentson, and , Joe Conzo Jr. the museum “celebrates and preserves the history of local and global hip-hop music and culture to inspire, empower, and promote understanding,” according to the UHHM website.
The Bronx’s planned Universal Hip-Hop Museum is expected to boast a recording studio, virtual graffiti wall and dozens of photos, books and records highlighting the music genre’s growth, according to co-chairman Kurtis Blow.