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Urban Farms Above: NYC Roofs Going Green

Season 3, Ep. 70

NYC roofs are dark and dirty, heat absorbing no-man's lands, but thanks to a new act by the City Council, tops of new buildings will become expansive urban gardens and farms – supplying fresh vegetables to our inner city and beyond. City roof-tops will be covered with great swaths of green that will purify our air – cool buildings in the summer and keep us warm in the winter. Green roofs have been the dream of Brooklyn City Council person Rafael Espinal -- and for this BCR episode we had a conversation with Rafael about his recently passed bill -- and with Inger Yancy of Brooklyn Greenroof and Dustin Partridge, director of Green Roof Researchers Alliance / NYC Audobon. We also took a walk around the Brooklyn Grange farm on the roof of Building 3 in the Navy Yards with Grange co-founder Anastasia Cole Plakias.

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