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BEST PLACE TO GET YOUR GROCERIES IN GREENPOINT
Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
Sure, everybody wants to have a rooftop farm (right?), but who can really afford to create and keep one in this economy? Appropriately, former stock trader Ben Flanner is the man (and the money) behind New York's biggest fully functional rooftop farm, a 6,000 square foot number on Eagle Street in Greenpoint. Of course it's by no means a solo effort — as they say, "it takes a borough to raise some crops" — and Flanner's been getting help from local businesses buying his produce, nearby cafés and barbershops donating grounds and hair clippings for compost, manure from Kensington Stables for fertilizer and a dedicated team of volunteer farmers.