The NYC Green Awards

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07/08/2009 4:00 AM |


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.


4 Comment

  • I work for Green Spaces in Brooklyn ( ). We put on the Green Business Competition ( ) mentioned with Gotham Greens, a client of ours, in the “Best use of God’s Old House”.

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  • Nice article I interned for an eco-friendly auction/swap site . We participated in the Go Green Expo in April (in the Hilton Hotel ) , wish our website would have been nominated .

  • Time’s Up rocks! I personally volunteer with this group and it’s amazing how much they get done with only volunteers and a very small budget. You can truly see the positive changes all over the city. Time’s Up definitely deserves this award after all of it’s long hard work and it’s nice to see they are finally being recognized. Thank you Time’s Up for making my New York City a more environmentally friendly place.

  • Check out my blog , I’m a teen trying to help the world and inform myself and others of the importance that being green can do .
    I think it’s awesome that people are trying to do the right thing in the green scene .