Bronx block party celebrates 50 years of hip-hop outside its place of birth

A massive block party outside the Sedgwick Houses, which is considered the “birthplace of hip-hop,” closed off many Bronx blocks to car traffic Saturday.

There was plenty of room for generations of hip-hop fans to dance and reflect on an art that originated there 50 years ago.

“These are my people,” said Crystal Rose, who lives nearby. “All these are my people. I was brought up in hip-hop.”

Much like hip-hop itself, lifelong Bronx residents Juliet Lindsay, Deborah Matthews and Rose were all born and bred in the borough where hip-hop originated.

“I grew up in this neighborhood, so I remember when there were parties here at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue,” Lindsay,

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