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Old 05-04-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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What can you guys tell me about the Melrose neighborhood in the Bronx? I know it's in the South Bronx, but apparently it's gotten better. Is that true? I know Boricua College is around and there seem to be a bunch of new developments (condos, etc)
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
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Idk, Melrose is still a pretty tough area. projects all around, alot of crime still happens. i mean there was a multiple shooting on Courtlandt AVE. and 157th ST mabe just a week ago. Yes its true they have bulit new appartment, and a few condos, but the areas is still grimy. And your close to very gully areas like Mott Haven, and Morisania. I mean you could check it out for yourself, but if you'd never lived in like this and aren't use to the type of people who live in the area and hearing about murders,robberys, and assualt pretty often then i wouldn't suggest it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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Agree with BKvillain.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:38 AM
 
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Idk, Melrose is still a pretty tough area. projects all around, alot of crime still happens. i mean there was a multiple shooting on Courtlandt AVE. and 157th ST mabe just a week ago. Yes its true they have bulit new appartment, and a few condos, but the areas is still grimy. And your close to very gully areas like Mott Haven, and Morisania. I mean you could check it out for yourself, but if you'd never lived in like this and aren't use to the type of people who live in the area and hearing about murders,robberys, and assualt pretty often then i wouldn't suggest it.
So true.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Idk, Melrose is still a pretty tough area. projects all around, alot of crime still happens. i mean there was a multiple shooting on Courtlandt AVE. and 157th ST mabe just a week ago. Yes its true they have bulit new appartment, and a few condos, but the areas is still grimy. And your close to very gully areas like Mott Haven, and Morisania. I mean you could check it out for yourself, but if you'd never lived in like this and aren't use to the type of people who live in the area and hearing about murders,robberys, and assualt pretty often then i wouldn't suggest it.
Yo when was the last time you passed tgrough melrose? Or you just read sobroguys post to get all the good info rivaling the area.sketchy past.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:50 AM
 
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Melrose today is a mix of new developments and old more "ghettoish" areas.

Beautiful lamp post in the last picture.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Pelham Parkway
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nice pix Whitlock (don't know if you took them) but they illustrate how in the same area you can have stately buildings crowded with the over-dense main drag - Although I have never lived in the BX - I have lived in Bed Stuy & Washington Heights - and I would tell someone considering moving into neighborhoods like this - go there for yourself - see if your "Spidey sense" goes off - look at who your potential neighbors will be - ride the train (if you will be using it) get a sandwich at the deli that you would use. Not everyone can live in these super dense/poor nabe's but a LOT of people HAVE TO , make sure you know what you are getting into.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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I didnt take the pics. But i need a cheap digi camera, gotta ask that kid when i see him again.

Many people who ask questions about neighborhoods on this forum(which is allright) especially on low-income areas are already scared and anxious about the whole thing. They will sadly never check the area out. You could say that their "Spidey sense" has already gone off.

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Old 05-05-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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Yo when was the last time you passed tgrough melrose? Or you just read sobroguys post to get all the good info rivaling the area.sketchy past.
Actually, I was there Monday. I've written for a local paper there and I'm working on a census story about Melrose right now. I was just interested in what people have to say about it. Figured that at least one of the people who'd respond to this post were from the area.

Anyhoo, if anyone from Melrose wants to talk to me about the neighborhood and how it's changed in the past 10 years (or not), drop me a line - arino.lisha@gmail.com
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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It has changed ALOT in 10 years. In the early 00's still plenty of vacant lots and decayed tenements.
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