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Comment by Joseph Schaffer on February 7, 2011 at 3:43am
Hi Everyone!  I'm a site/civil engineer with interest and experience with green roofs in NYC.  Looking to add to the conversation.  cheers  --Joe
Comment by Green Edge NYC on December 16, 2010 at 7:36pm
Beautiful Rolling Roof Garden Tops off NYC Studio and Penthouse
Posts by Andrew Michler 12/16/10
Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

What was once a couple of dull low-rise brick buildings in the heart of the West Village in New York City, is now an extraordinary greenscape that enhances the neighborhood views. Designed by Caliper Studio, this studio and apartment is a beautiful retrofit complete with a penthouse emerging from the garden roof. This sexy redo is just as smart because it is also energy efficient. (READ MORE)
Comment by Green Edge NYC on August 26, 2010 at 12:59pm
Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm Greens New York City Skyline
Huffington Post   |  Travis Walter Donovan
Posted: 08-26-10 07:39 AM

When people think of New York City, farming probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind, but one group is doing their part to make the Big Apple edible for its local residents.

In this video, Reuters takes a look at the initiatives of an ambitious organic farming business, Brooklyn Grange, looking to transform NYC's vast expanse of
empty rooftops into lush forests of food.

Brooklyn Grange's first farm is a 40,000-square-foot warehouse rooftop that grows hundreds of thousands of plants without the use of pesticides or other chemicals. According to its website, tomatoes are one of its biggest crops with over 40 varietals planted. (Read More)

Comment by Green Edge NYC on March 28, 2010 at 3:52pm
In Brooklyn, Lettuce, Not Steel, Scrapes the Sky
By Annie Novack
THE ATLANTIC Mar 24 2010, 8:59 AM

Today, I farm a 6,000-square-foot roof-turned-vegetable-farm on the
shoreline of the East River in Greenpoint, North Brooklyn. I believe
it's the only full-on commercial green roof growing in the country, to
date. Built atop a sound stage warehouse by television and movie
production company Broadway Stages, and installed by green roof company
Goode Green, the Eagle Street Rooftop
is entering its second spring this year. I aim to produce
enough food to supply area restaurants, a weekly farm-based market, and a
new community supported agriculture (CSA) subscription program that
runs the length of New York City's 22-week growing season. (Read More)

Comment by Judy Harper on September 23, 2009 at 8:42am
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Comment by Judy Harper on July 31, 2009 at 11:43am
Homeless Teens to Create 'Skyscraper Garden' Above New York City
by Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York on 07.30.09 on

Whenever it seems like there's a surplus of doom and gloom running through the headlines, you hear about a story like this: at-risk teenagers staying in Covenant House, a homeless shelter in New York City, have set about cultivating green roofs on skyscrapers around the city. Their goal is to create a citywide "skyscraper garden" across Manhattan. (Read More)
Comment by Judy Harper on July 28, 2009 at 6:15pm
Postal Service Unveils Large ‘Green’ Roof
By Jennifer 8. Lee AND Annemarie Conte
City Room, New York Times -- July 22, 2009, 5:20 pm

One of the largest “green” roofs in New York City was unveiled Wednesday by the United States Postal Service at its Morgan Processing and Distribution Center on Ninth Avenue, between 29th and 30th Streets. (Read More)
Comment by Judy Harper on May 23, 2009 at 12:10pm
U.S. Green Roof Industry Grows By 35 Percent in 2008
Wednesday, 20 May 2009 from Chloregy
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the green roof industry association, is pleased to announce the results from its Fourth Annual Industry Survey of Corporate Members that completed green roof projects in 2008. The survey indicates a U.S. growth rate of more than 35 percent over 2007, representing more than 3.1 million square feet installed in 2008. Read More.
Comment by Judy Harper on May 13, 2009 at 3:44pm
Tour: Green Roofs of Battery Park City

May 20th -- Presented by USBGC New York

Spring is finally here, what better time to check in on the green roofs of Battery Park City? Visit the thriving green roofs of the Riverhouse and the Verdesian while taking in view of the surrounding lush rooftops of the Tribeca Green and the Solaire.

A rare opportunity to hear from the experts involved in planning, designing and installing of these varied green roofs, you will learn about the role green roofs have in the nationally recognized Battery Park City Authority’s “Green Guidelines.”

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