Another Brooklyn green roof is born! Predicted to encompass over 20,000 square feet of rooftop gardens and greenery by the end of 2017, the first phase of construction at 520 Kingsland Avenue is complete. It was a perfectly sunny afternoon to celebrate the new roof! Partnerships with Broadway Stages, Alive Structures, NYC Audubon, and The Greenpoint Community … More Kingsland Wildflowers Project Completes Its First Green Roof!
Summer is near the end, but new rooftops are still popping up! I’d like to share some exciting news about recent buildings with communal gardens, particularly the Long Island City affordable housing development mentioned in this New York Times article. The LIC rooftop garden is run by GrowNYC and has about 100 members right now. Way to grow LIC! … More Long Island City Community Rooftop Garden
Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Pierre Huyghe Every summer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art commissions an artist to create an installation for the roof garden. This year, the commission went to Pierre Huyghe (pronounced hweeg). The Parisian has also created a nineteen minute film, (Untitled) Human Mask, that can be viewed … More Guest Blogger: Heather Shimmin, architectural photographer