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Gothamist: “This building wants to help you lose weight”

JUNE 2, 2011 - The eight-story, 63-unit, co-op called The Melody was built with keeping active in mind. So not only does it include a gym inside and exercise equipment outside, it also boasts a well-lit, decorated stairwell with light jazz coming over the speakers. And outside of that staircase is a sign that reads: “A person’s health can be judged by which they take two of at a time, pills or stairs.”

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The New York Times: “Bronx Apartment Building Designed to Combat Obesity”

JUNE 11, 2011 - A new apartment building in the Longwood section of the Bronx is the first in New York to be built with an eye to combating obesity with its design elements, city officials say.

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New York Daily News: “New Yorkers set to honor legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.”

JANUARY 17, 2011 - New Yorkers are honoring the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with community service, prayer and a determination to make social change a reality.

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