A section of Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, N.Y. was renamed Hip Hop Boulevard in 2016, in recognition of the apartment building where the music is said to have been born.

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As the anniversary of the famous New York block party of 1973 see’s its 50th year, a sign that reads Hip Hop Blvd stands outside of the famous 1520 Sedgwick Avenue on a hot summer afternoon in The Bronx, New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 29, 2023. CREDIT: José A. Alvarado Jr. for NPR