Post Tagged with: "Sedgwick Avenue"

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson in front of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, considered by many the birthplace of hip hop. (Photo courtesy of the council member’s office via Bronx Times)

‘Hip Hop Boulevard’ in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, History February 22, 2016 at 5:21 pm

A stretch of Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx will be co-named “Hip Hop Boulevard” to recognize the area as the birthplace of hip hop, reports the Bronx Times.

The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center, located at 3880 Sedgwick Ave. since 1965, may be forced to move for lack of funds. (Photo by Marisol Díaz via The Riverdale Press)

Future Shaky for Bronx Jewish Center

Bronx, Culture, Economy, Religion January 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

After the DOE ended a rental lease with the Van Cortland Jewish Center, the synagogue faces financial difficulties and may have to relocate, reported The Riverdale Press. Changing times have also added to the difficulties faced by the 86-year-old center.