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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.

(Photo from Danny Dromm's office via Queens Courier)

Street Sign Around the Corner for LGBT Activist

Government, LGBTQ, Queens October 30, 2013 at 4:10 pm

When Jeanne Manford stood by her son in a gay rights march and started what would become a national movement, homosexuality was still thought of as a mental disorder. Supporters of the late LGBT activist are closer to seeing her legacy emblazoned on a street sign, reports Queens Courier.

Godfather of Salsa Gets His ‘Way’

Godfather of Salsa Gets His ‘Way’

Bronx, Culture, In the News, Latino June 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Arsenio Rodriguez left his mark on salsa music and now, the late Cuban musician will leave it on a Bronx street. Hunts Point Express reports that a street in the Longwood neighborhood is now also known as Arsenio Rodriguez Way, in honor of the New Yorker’s influence on the city’s music scene.