Afrika Bambaataa, of the South Bronx, said the museum would look at the historical and cultural roots of hip-hop and the contributions made by break dancers and disc jockeys.
The 750,000-square-foot project is to include nine rinks on two levels. One rink would be designed to host hockey tournaments and ice shows.
There’s a new battle underway to save New York City’s failing schools. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has threatened to fire up to half of the teachers at struggling institutions in all five boroughs.