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Surrounded by Geniuses

October 2, 2007

Three Brooklyn residents were honored with MacArthur Genius Grants last week.  None live in Fort Greene, but they’re all just a short stroll away: Playwright Lynn Nottage in Beorum Hill, anthropologist Mercedes Doretti in Clinton Hill, and artist Joan Snyder in Park Slope. 

The genius grants are given out every September, typically to only 20-30 individuals, who each receive a stipend of $500,000, handed out over five years.

Smackdown! Genius Edition (Brooklyn Paper)

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