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Willis Ave. Garden Overhaul; Sales Check at 13 Melrose Street


THE BRONX—The Willis Avenue Community Garden has a whole new look. The Mott Haven space recently underwent a total renovation, which brought a TEN Arquitectos-designed modular casita/performance stage/gathering spot to the community space that also doubles as a crisis center (should the next big storm hit). The garden was also replanted, and raised planting beds were installed as were new entrance gates, a pergola, and a shed. The park officially reopened on Thursday, September 18. [CurbedWire inbox]

BUSHWICK—In its first week of sales, five of the eight apartments at Boaz Gilad's 13 Melrose sold. The new construction features seven one-bedroom apartments with home offices as well as a duplex apartment. Asks in the building start at $389,000 and cap at $733,000. [CurbedWire inbox; previously]