New York City

Pointers Before Installing a Green Roof

Pointers Before Installing a Green Roof

It’s hard to miss the soaring 3-acre meadow that graces the top of Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn. But green roofs are also branching into residential neighborhoods.

What Are the Hidden Co-Benefits of Green Infrastructure?

What Are the Hidden Co-Benefits of Green Infrastructure?

Thanks to all of these impermeable surfaces, heavy rains often wash untreated sewage and urban run-off into nearby rivers.

On The Roof With Black Arts Expert Tim Barrett

On The Roof With Black Arts Expert Tim Barrett

Tim Barrett has been working in the roofing industry for more than 60 years and is the recipient of multiple awards of excellence for his green roof project work.

NYC Doubles Curbside Rain Gardens in Green Infrastructure Program

NYC Doubles Curbside Rain Gardens in Green Infrastructure Program

The city's expansion of curbside rain gardens is part of a broad push to fight climate change, which has included the Green New Deal, the Climate Mobilization Act, and a plan to improve the resiliency of Lower Manhattan.

New York's Rooftop Farms Provide Fresh Local Produce - and Help Stop a Sewage Problem

New York's Rooftop Farms Provide Fresh Local Produce - and Help Stop a Sewage Problem

High above the streets of New York, more than 36 tonnes of organic vegetables are grown every year. And the farms that produce them aren’t just feeding residents – they’re helping to stop sewage polluting the city’s rivers too.