Ground is breaking this week on a new project -- the Universal Hip-Hop Museum.
The new cultural institution will be built where hip-hop was born -- the Bronx. This week, construction crews are beginning work on constructing the museum as part of a new housing and entertainment complex called Bronx Point.
The executive director says the dream of a museum has been deferred for years due to issues ranging from lack of funding to the pandemic. Rocky Bucano says, "We've been waiting for this moment, I personally have been waiting for 10 years, but originally we were set for next summer but because of budget constraints we got pushed back. Finally, here we are to start construction and everybody is so excited.”
An official groundbreaking ceremony is planned for later this year. The museum, which is currently looking to build up its archives via donations from collectors, plans to open its doors in 2023.