How one Hunts Point native wants to make her Bronx community stronger

One Bronx-bred real estate mogul, Peabody Award winner and urban revitalization strategist calls "Bronxite" her proudest title.

News 12 Staff

Feb 3, 2022, 12:49 PM

Updated 843 days ago

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One Bronx-bred real estate mogul, Peabody Award winner and urban revitalization strategist calls "Bronxite" her proudest title.
Born and bred in Hunts Point, real estate developer and entrepreneur Majora Carter is continuing to invest in the neighborhood. Her newest venture now is Bonxlandia, a soon-to be-networking and performance venue hall.
"We can create the kind of stickiness within our own community that makes us feel like we don't have to leave. We don't have to measure success by how far away we get away from it," she says.
Carter wants those in the Bronx to know that they don't have to flee to become successful. She says brains, beauty, and brawn already exist in her south Bronx community and all she did was create a space to help locals thrive and grow.
Bronxlandia is located in what was once the Hunts Point rail station, and it's just in its beginning phases. Another of Carter's ventures, however, is her very own book that just launched, and she says the timing is no coincidence.
"This book in and of itself is an example of how do we build a bridge that allows us to be where we always knew we could be. It's a really important thing I think especially to get out during Black History Month," she says.
Carter's book, "Reclaiming Your Community," was released Feb. 1 to kick off Black History Month.


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