Freshkills Park Blog

Raising the green roof


There are exciting green roof projects emerging all over New York City these days: the experimental setups at the Parks Five Borough facility that we visited last month; The US Postal Service’s brand new 2.4-acre installation of native, drought-resistant plants–reportedly the largest green roof in the country–atop their Manhattan mail processing facility; the green roof farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which has been hosting volunteers and giving lectures since opening this spring.  As green roof installation becomes more and more integrated with mainstream building design and operation, Treehugger takes a look at how green roofs are being used (and misused) in shaping the built environment.

August 6, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , , ,


  1. Does anyone know where in new York the picture below the title is located?

    Comment by Carl | March 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Carl, A bit of clicking gets you to the Lafayette St. Wikipedia page, which lists the address as 419 Lafayette Street in Manhattan. That’s the building next to the Public Theater and Joe’s Pub. If you look up the address on a satellite image (like Google maps), you can see the tree atop the building.

      Comment by freshkillspark | March 16, 2010 | Reply

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