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New York City’s Largest Rooftop Farm Sprouts Up In Brooklyn

New York City’s Largest Rooftop Farm Sprouts Up In Brooklyn

Tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers are only a few of the many fresh options now growing on New York City’s largest rooftop farm: a 140,000-square-foot facility in Sunset Park.

Everything You Need to Know Before Installing a Green Roof

Everything You Need to Know Before Installing a Green Roof

It’s hard to miss the soaring three-acre meadow that graces the top of Barclays Center. But green roofs – or living roofs — are also branching into brownstone Brooklyn, where homeowners with sturdy enough roofs can enjoy their environmental and financial benefits.

From a Convention Center’s Roof, ‘Walk-Off Vegetables’

From a Convention Center’s Roof, ‘Walk-Off Vegetables’

The story of rooftop farms is one that says something meaningful can be done with the last batch of unused real estate in an increasingly crowded city. Something useful.

Green Roof Ecology Students Design Projects for NYC Urban Rooftops

Green Roof Ecology Students Design Projects for NYC Urban Rooftops

For the last three years. Timon McPhearson, associate professor of urban ecology and director of the Urban Systems Lab, has been teaching a Green Roof Ecology class in which students collaborate to create civic engagement projects and conduct design and ecology research.

Council Members Rafael Espinal, Donovan Richards, Stephen Levin Launch Campaign to Green New York City Roofs

Council Members Rafael Espinal, Donovan Richards, Stephen Levin Launch Campaign to Green New York City Roofs

The legislators introduced a package of legislation related to requiring green roof systems, wind turbines or solar power on certain buildings.