Established in 2017, MCG launched The Boogie Down Grind as a curated café experience celebrating Hip Hop culture and supporting community at its roots.
The commercial 3rd space features the best coffee, tea, local beers, sangria, wine and the unique vibes of the local creative community - which previously migrated out of the area to experience high quality.
Google and Yelp reviews illustrate the positive impact, and the Cafe-Bar was named Best in NYC by TimeOutNY and won an Al Fresco NY Award for excellence in outdoor seating.
Bronxlandia is the former Hunts Point Rail Station which MCG acquired from Amtrak, brought through the historic registration process, and is redeveloping it into an event & performance venue.
It meets community demand for “3rd Spaces” and creates local economic growth. We are financing through a combination of debt, crowdsourced equity, and historic tax credits.
Majora Carter Group envisioned a development including mixed-income homeownership, rentals and manufacturing on the former site of the Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the South Bronx. MCG focused the City's attention on the 5-acre site because of the significant economic, environmental and social transformational effects a project at that scale could have on the historically low income community.
MCG assembled a diverse and highly accomplished team to respond to the request for proposals with a $700M mixed-use plan. The NYC government decided to award the project to a traditional low-income subsidized housing project with a community center and a health clinic, but MCG's concept is taking root in other developments.
MCG provided early stage financing and guidance for this innovative tech social enterprise that increased opportunities for low-status communities to engage the tech economy, by creating an outsourcing based on-ramp to the tech ecosystem within those communities.
StartUp Box’s first pilot in the South Bronx serves as a blueprint to launch StartUp Boxes in other low-status communities nationwide.