The City Council pointed to already successful New York City-based Kickstarter projects as evidence of the platform’s power — Seasoned Vegan, for example, is a Harlem-based restaurant that raised more than $20,000 on the site. The restaurant is scheduled to open next month.
That’s the hope of the New York City Council, which announced this week that it will curate Kickstarter campaigns aiming to improve the quality of life in New York City’s poorer neighborhoods on a dedicated page, Kickstarter.com/NYC. The page will highlight a mixture of projects, including restaurants, urban farms and art installations. The goal is to get philanthropically-minded citizens of the city and from around the world to pitch in and help make New York City better for all its residents.
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