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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
A South Bronx Neighborhood Rebuilds

The Melrose neighborhood in the Bronx is coming to life as empty lots and vacant buildings are being replaced by mid-rise, transit-oriented, environmentally friendly and highly sought-after apartment buildings. As the months tick by, the urban fabric is being restored, and it is a wonderful thing to see.

Above, the second, third, and last buildings on the block of East 161st Street between Elton and Melrose Avenues have been preserved while the empty lots and a few buildings have been transformed, below, into affordable housing for low-income working households. Financed by the New York City Housing Development Corporation, these buildings were built by a partnership involving Nos Quedamos/We Stay, which worked hard to avert "urban renewal" and prepare a human-scaled master plan for the neighborhood.

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It's so great to see, isn't it? I wish the architecture was a little better, but by no means are those buildings ugly. Mid-rises are the way to go in the South Bronx, please, no more townhouses with driveways or single family homes.

I love your blog, I am always nodding in agreement when I read it. Please post more! :)

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By Anonymous Freddie Aguilar, at 6/05/2007 1:48 PM  

This does look really great. I don't think the buildings look ugly at all. This blog is great and you should post more often!


By Blogger Brian, at 6/07/2007 10:46 AM  

Ah shucks everyone. Thanks for the good words. My posting has been slow lately but hopefully it will increase.

By Blogger AD, at 6/17/2007 10:05 PM  

Don't forget about the important roles of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HDP) and the Department of City Planning (DCP) in preparing the master plan, and working to get adjacent areas redeveloped.

It's great to see people excited about this area.

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By Anonymous pedro, at 8/18/2007 7:11 PM  

i live on 158th and melrose and thats exactly how the building look they're takin' down all the old and rusty buildings and bringing up these beautiful brand new buildings for low income people..and i thinks thats great

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/16/2007 9:40 PM  

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