St. John's Residences
The Melody is also the first residential building in New York City to meet the city's Active Design Guidelines, which encourage physical fitness and health. It includes a fitness room, outdoor exercise path with fitness stations and a children’s climbing and play area. The Melody was named in honor of the neighborhood's musical legacy, which nurtured jazz in the 1940s, Latin music and doo-wop in the 1950s and hip-hop in the '80s. The building’s public spaces are decorated with artwork by Beatrice Colon, celebrating the area’s music history.
This green building is enrolled in NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (Energy Star) and registered in the LEED-H multifamily midrise program. Construction materials will be non-toxic and sustainable.
It will feature ENERGY STAR appliances, windows and lighting fixtures; high-efficiency condensing boilers and combined heat and power cogeneration to generate electricity and make hot water.
Homeowners in this building will be able to save an estimated 30 percent on their energy bills.