Part Of Sedgwick Ave. Could Be Renamed ?Hip-Hop Boulevard’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill on February 26, 2016 renaming 42 streets and places in New York City. One of the renamed blocks was a block where 1520 Sedgwick Ave is located which was renamed Hip Hop Boulevard" after DJ Kool Herc who threw a "back to school jam " at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, and at that party, hip-hop began. DJ Kool Herc had moved his parties to Cedar Park, "attracting b-boys and cool kids from across the Bronx [in] 1974."
Part Of Sedgwick Ave. Could Be Renamed ‘Hip-Hop Boulevard’
Yesterday 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, known as the birthplace of hip-hop, was renamed Hip Hop Blvd. Hip-Hop was on the up and up throughout the Bronx, 1520 was a starting point where Clive Campbell, later known as DJ Kool Herc, threw parties in the community room.