Comprised of breakdancers from various troupes, The New York City Breakers were the rivals of The Rock Steady Crew. Many became familiar with these breakers (Kid Nice, Mr. Wave, Action, Lil Lep, Glide Master, Icey Ice, Powerful Pexster and Flip Rock) during a legendary battle scene in Beat Street (watch here) where they went move for move with their aforementioned adversaries. They even performed for President Reagan at an event in New York, which you can watch here. Read more about the group's history here, and read an interview with Action here. Here's a video of them breakin' it down in NYC in 1983...

The group also went on to star in Graffiti Rock, which was a hip-hop version of Bandstand and Soul Train. While the dance show was never picked up, the pilot did air on WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City.