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Building on the Block

The culture and architecture of the South Bronx is fueled by its tumultuous history and shaped by the individual efforts of its community members. The tradition of good work on the block has led the neighborhood’s progress and crafted a culture of pride and resilience. Building on the Block is for the community advocates of Melrose who seek the betterment of their surroundings—a community of all ages who are willing to become active participants of their own built environment. Through this facility, residents have the means to take on ownership of the Block and, through its furtherance, participate in an experience of inheritance, restoration, and development.