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Football and soccer match at Alfred E. Smith High School Athletic Field.

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Sculpture at the Grand Concourse entrance of The Bronx County Courthouse located to the south…

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161st Street/River Avenue Rezoning – Approved!

Melrose and Concourse Village will benefit tremendously from the newly adopted rezoning of East 161st street from Park Avenue , the eastern most part of the new zoning area, across to the west towards River Avenue right at the new Yankee Stadium. The new zone then proceeds south along River Avenue to East 153rd Street…

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Illegal Dumping in Melrose

Thanks to my daily walks around the neighborhood (and really thanks to my gorgeous Siberian, Kanela) I get to see more of the neighborhood everyday than I normally would otherwise. Well today I passed by 688 Courtlandt Avenue at the corner of East 154th Street. For years the backyard of this 5-6 unit building with…

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Pictures of the Day – Evolution of 2-3 Family Homes in Melrose

Back in 1991 when Melrose was mostly burned out lots, vacant buildings and rubble, the first 2 Family homes were built along Elton Avenue between East 154 and East 155th Streets as well as those same streets between Elton and Melrose Avenues. These pictures below are of the evolution of what architects thought belonged in…

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Spotlight: South Bronx Food Co-op – A Healthy Way of Eating For All

With an alarmingly high percentage of obese and overweight residents in the South Bronx, The South Bronx Food Co-op is a beacon in Melrose to the rest of the surrounding neighborhoods. Located at 3103 Third Avenue @ East 158th Street in Melrose, the Co-op offers a variety of fresh organic produce, whole grains, hormone-free meats…

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