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Morning Brief: January 16

by Jeff Coltin
movie theater

Kenneth Lu, flickr

This year’s Oscar nominations are out, which means a lot of complaints from fans of the Lego Movie, which got snubbed for Best Animated Feature, Interstellar, which garnered no big nominations, and diversity in Hollywood, as not a single actor of color got an acting nomination. The Lower Hudson Valley had something to celebrate though, as proudly shares area residents getting Oscar noms including Bill Murray and Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller

A Bronx Co-op Promotes Healthy Lifestyles

by Julie Clark
"The Melody", a new co-op in The Bronx
Julie Clark

"The Melody" stands on land that was once owned by the City of New York and was developed under Mayor Bloomberg's New Housing Marketplace Plan. It's on a brownfield site and has initiatives to keep its residents healthy. There are indoor and outdoor fitness centers, a children's climbing and play area, and a slow moving elevator. It was purposely constructed that way to encouraged the use of the well-lit stairs. There are also motivational signs to encourage residents to exercise.

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