DJ Kool Herc celebrates renovations at hip-hop birthplace on Sedgwick Avenue in Morris Heights

A Morris Heights apartment building recognized as the birthplace of hip-hop has been given a new beat. Tenants and city officials came together to celebrate

Tenants and city officials came together to celebrate the completion of two years of renovations.

Tenants and city officials came together to celebrate the completion of two years of renovations. (9/27/13)

THE BRONX - A Morris Heights apartment building recognized as the birthplace of hip-hop has been given a new beat.

Tenants and city officials came together to celebrate the completion of two years of renovations at 1520 Sedgwick Ave., which is where the genre's creator, DJ Kool Herc, grew up.

The father of hip-hop himself even attended the unveiling of the new apartments, which residents say is a far cry from his reigning days in the 70s.

The remodel was funded by the city. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 1 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
News 12 The Bronx asked residents what they 2 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day
VIDEO: Nonprofit opens food pantry at East Bronx 3 VIDEO: Nonprofit opens food pantry at East Bronx Academy
Sherlin Camacho died Monday at Montefiore Medical Center 4 ME rules death of 3-month-old Bronx girl a homicide
VIDEO: Chopper 12 over fatal car accident on 5 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over fatal car accident on Cross Bronx Expressway

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE