The timing could not have been any better. Construction of the Universal Hip Hop Museum would start in July. Its completion was scheduled for 2023. The grand opening would mark the 50th anniversary of the musical genre and culture born in the Bronx.

However, a preview exhibit at the Bronx Terminal Market had to be shut down in March. And Rocky Bucano, the museum’s executive director, says the groundbreaking never happened. The museum will not be ready for visitors in time for the milestone.

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