Lessons from the Garbage Wars


| March 30, 2001

Lessons from the Garbage Wars, Marjora Carter, Gotham Gazette
Community activist Marjora Carter charts the influx of garbage, trucking and pollution into the South Bronx. In response to the recent plans to relocate the famed Fulton fish market to her barrio, Carter advocates for a balance between development and green space. In her article in the community webzine the Gotham Gazette, she ties her personal background to the history of the community. She writes, 'It never occurred to me that almost thirty years after watching the apartment buildings on my block burn down, I would return to help to transform the community that I had been determined to leave.' She is helping to ensure that the residents play a vital role in deciding the future of the area. Check out this portrait of the South Bronx to see a model for transforming your own neighborhood.
--Sara V. Buckwitz
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