Green Roofs Taking Over NYC
Did you know that about 1,200 buildings in New York City have green roofs, covering almost 60 of the nearly 40,000 total acres of rooftops? Large commercial buildings and brownstone owners alike understand the upsides that include rainwater retention, decreasing sewer discharge, and also assist in reduction of air pollution. Let alone being an actual business like Gotham Greens who also sells its leafy roof top grown products directly to Whole Foods! Who doesn't love a roof top that comes with a white picket fence, or acres of wildflowers?
If you are one of the lucky few who have private roof top space and are considering planting, have a look at the new Times article "The Living Roof Takes Root" for important things to consider when getting started!