After years of discussion and hype, it seems that the Universal Hip Hop Museum will finally break ground this year in The Bronx bringing with it the country’s first museum dedicated to the genre that was born in our borough.

According to an interview at PIX11 News, the UHHM is scheduled to break ground at Bronx Point by the end of the year some time in December.

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Via Universal Hip Hop Museum’s Facebook page

PIX11 is also reporting that funders have secured $20 million but there is still much more needed to make sure the project becomes a reality.

As you may recall, Bronx Point, will be a massive two building, 1,045 unit affordable housing along the Harlem River waterfront at 149th Street on land that was stolen from the community which was supposed to be part of Mill Pond Park’s extension.

Bronx Point will rise at the foot of the 145th Street Bridge at 149th Street sandwiched between the Major Deegan Expressway and the Harlem River.

We say stolen because that’s exactly what the city did and lied to the community that the land was never dedicated as parks but Welcome2TheBronx uncovered evidence on NYC Park’s website that said otherwise.

That being said, the development will still have an extension of Mill Pond Park but rather than the entire parcel as originally planned, it will only be a little more than half the land.

Anywho, check out the video below and let us know what you think.

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