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Can Genius-Grant Winner Majora Carter Bring the Tech Boom to the South Bronx?

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Silicon Hunts Point may sound like a far-fetched idea . . . to people who haven’t seen Majora Carter’s compelling TED talk about how neighborhoods like the South Bronx, where she grew up, suffered from urban policies that left residents exposed to air pollution, or living next to power plants.

Now the environmental justice advocate, who was awarded a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship for her pioneering work with Sustainable South Bronx, is setting her sights on ensuring the same kind of equality when it comes to New York’s booming startup sector. Read More