Groundbreaking for Universal Hip Hop Museum Pushed Back; Opening Now Planned for 2024
The Universal Hip Hop Museum is part of a $65 million development project in the South Bronx, called “Bronx Point.” The project includes space for nonprofit organizations and affordable housing.
The timing could not have been any better. Construction of the UHHM, as part of Bronx Point, would have begun in July 2020 and its completion was scheduled for 2023. The grand opening would have coincided with the 50th anniversary of the musical genre and culture born in the Bronx.
Unfortunately, due to the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting pandemic, the progress of the UHHM felt the effects of this deadly virus. The UHHM’s preview exhibit, The [R]Evolution of Hip Hop, at the Bronx Terminal Market had to be shut down in March and like most construction projects across New York, the groundbreaking had to be delayed.
As such, the UHHM will not be ready for visitors in time for Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary. However, this doesn’t mean our momentum has come to a halt. Here’s what you need to know: