'Anti-Obesity' Housing Unveiled in New York

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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.

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.

The 63-unit building 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.