Gov. Cuomo announces $3.7 million grant for the Universal Hip-Hop Museum

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The first hip-hop museum is set to open in about three years, right where it all started -- in the Bronx.

Now, the state is pitching in some cash to make sure the project is completed on time. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $3.7 million grant Friday for the Universal Hip-Hop Museum.

It's set to be built in the empty parking lot off the Major Deegan Expressway by 149th Street, and the Harlem River.

However, while the $80 million institution isn't set to open until 2023, it is currently operating in a temporary space inside the Bronx Terminal Market.

The groundbreaking for the development set to house the museum is set for this summer.

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