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28 Min Released Aug 22, 2016

Self-Gentrifying in the Bronx

Majora Carter embraces the idea of “self-gentrification” in her native South Bronx. She founded a park in a spot slated to become a waste-transfer facility. She hires local gamers to test software and provide customer service for major tech outfits. And now she’s opened the first boutique coffee shop in Hunts Point, a marginalized neighborhood that, once upon a time, she swore she would leave forever.

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All communities face certain challenges. But some people see challenges as opportunities.

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