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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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Spotlight: PeaceLove Cafe in Melrose

As some of you know by now, one of my favorite places to spend some free time, socialize with the locals and listen to live jazz is the new PeaceLove cafe located at 617 Melrose Avenue between E 151st and E 152nd Streets. After living in such neighborhoods as the East Village and Kips Bay…

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Apartments for Rent in Melrose

2 Apartments have opened up in a beautifully maintained Art Deco building on East 153rd Street at the corner of Melrose Avenue. Less than a 5 minute walk to the 2/5 express trains to midtown (and yes it DOES only take 15 minutes to get there EAST or WEST), a plethora of stores to shop…

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Boricua Village and the Rebirth of a Once Blighted Block

What was once one of the most iconic symbols of urban decay in Melrose is now slowly being resuscitated back to life with the creation of Boricua Village. Although the building is not part of the development proper, the old Bronx Courthouse will no longer sit amongst ruins and empty lots as it has been…

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