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America’s ONLY Floating Pool is in The Bronx

Here’s another fun fact about The Bronx for you: The country’s ONLY floating pool is right here in our borough in Hunts Point. 6sqft reminds us in a cool article that The…

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Real Estate Values in Melrose on the Rise According to Zillow

According to Zillow.com, property values are on the rise over the past 12 months and is one of only 3 neighborhoods with increasing values in the entire Bronx. Check out the the data below comparing Melrose to other neighborhoods in the South Bronx. Zillow Home Value Index More Melrose Home Values *Note: No data was…

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Safety Concerns in Melrose

Most people when they hear about Melrose and that it’s located in the South Bronx their first thoughts are of murders galore. But NYPD statistics say the contrary. So far in 2009 there have only been 2 murders in Melrose compared to 6 murders on the Upper East Side/Lower East Harlem area between East 96th…

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Pictures of the Day – A walk through Melrose

Was I walked to and from my parents’ place today on Morris Avenue, I decided to snap a few pictures of the area, particularly of some of my favorite buildings. Facing west on East 149th Street (corner of Morris Avenue) House on East 151st Street Apartment building on Courtlandt Avenue @ East 152nd Street The…

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Happy Constitution Day – Some Local History

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was adopted during the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. This document which is considered as the “supreme law” of this Great Nation has guided our country throughout the last 222 years. Of notable, local interest one of our very own, Gouverneur Morris, signed this great document that has…

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Habitat for Humanity Creates First "Green Roof" in the South Bronx

Habitat for Humanity, an organization dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable shelter world wide has unveiled the first “green roof” in the South Bronx neighborhood of Longwood. According to the Daily News article, the green roof is located in the new Fox-Legget Co-op Apartments (715 Fox Street) and is a, “…2,400-square-foot carpet of flowering…

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Melrose is Night Owl Friendly

While many of the outer boroughs and their neighborhoods sleep at night, Melrose is abuzz with 24 hour activity. You may wonder, “What is open after midnight into the wee hours of the morning besides bodegas and fried chicken restaurants?” (not that there is anything wrong with the aforementioned establishments but sometimes one might want…

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