South Bronx Gets Greener

The South Bronx has some of the highest asthma rates in New York City. Expressways run through neighborhoods like Mott Haven and Hunts Point, and trucks depart from their distribution centers. But the seeds of a solution are taking root. Business owners like Edward Taylor from Down East Seafood are investing in electric trucks, and this fall Smith Electric will begin manufacturing its green delivery vehicles in Mott Haven. Tom DiChristopher heads to the South Bronx for a glimpse of a greener future.

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