Monthly Archives: August 2010

YLG Mobile Workshop: Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm

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AUGUST 19, 2010 Reported by Jeffrey Travia, ULI New York Young Leaders Group On August 19th, about forty Young Leaders met in Long Island City, Queens, for a tour of the only commercial rooftop farm in the United States. Seven stories above Northern Boulevard, with unobstructed views of the Midtown Manhattan skyline, the “Brooklyn Grange” stretches 40,000 square feet to cover nearly the entire roof of the Standard Motor Products Building. (The name is a holdover from the company’s previous foray into rooftop farming in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.) Ben Flanner, a … Read More

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YLG Mobile Workshop: Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour

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AUGUST 5, 2010 Reported by Joseph Weishaar, ULI New York Young Leaders Group On Wednesday August 5th, over 30 members of ULI’s Young Leaders group gathered for a tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates designed the park, which stretches 1.3 miles along the East River from the Manhattan Bridge to Atlantic Avenue. The park site formerly consisted of storage sheds, parking lots and unused piers. Although parts of the park are already open, Ellen Ryan, Vice President of the Brooklyn Bridge Development Corporation, let the ULI group … Read More

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