NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new Bronx co-op apartment building is designed to help combat obesity.
The building, called the Melody, has a backyard with brightly colored exercise equipment for adults, and climbing equipment for children. It also has a gym.READ MORE: Suffolk County Police Officer Timothy Thrane Released From Hospital 1 Month After Being Hit By Alleged Drunk Driver
Two flights of stairs feature silhouettes of dancing women and jazz playing through speakers. A sign posted between the elevator and stairs notes that stairs are a healthy choice.
City officials say it’s the first in New York to be built with design elements aimed at countering obesity.READ MORE: SportsLine Week 13 AFC West Picks: 'Denver Designed Well To Stop What Kansas City Does,' Says Larry Hartstein
The 63-unit building located at 853 Macy Place is for families with incomes of $90,000 or less.
It was unveiled Wednesday by Blue Sea Development Company, Habitat for Humanity and city officials. It will be ready for occupancy this summer.MORE NEWS: FDNY Probationary Firefighter Vincent Malveaux Dies After Medical Episode During Training Exercise
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