“Who better than the man who named hip-hop?” Ortiz said, before clarifying that Bambaataa was the first to "identify" hip-hop as a cultural movement in an interview with The Village Voice in 1982. The origin of hip-hop, he added, is believed to have occurred on August 11, 1973, during a house party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the South Bronx that Bambaataa is thought to have attended.
Silicon Island? Often-fractious Roosevelt Island is unanimous on one thing: They want a big tech campus built there
Roosevelt Island wants to have a research and engineering campus, very badly. And so a number of local officials joined councilmember Jessica Lappin, whose district includes the 2.5-mile long stretch of Roosevelt Island, in a press conference that was a pitch to schools like Stanford and Cornell universities.(3)