Is Riverpark Farm the "Most Urban Farm"? Decide For Yourself

August 15, 2011 by  
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Riverpark’s Sicha Ortuzar with his rooftop farm celery I had heard a lot about the Riverpark Farm before I arrived at the rooftop farm above 430 East 29th Street near First Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The press release touted Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center as New York City’s “most urban farm.” Quite a few farms have been sprouting up recently on rooftops and public spaces across NYC, so I was curious to see what made this 15,000 square-foot farm the “most urban,” aside from its location in the concrete jungle that is midtown Manhattan, near the infamous Bellevue Hospital. Riverpark Farm co-founders,… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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An Urban Farm Takes Root on a Stalled NYC Construction Site

August 5, 2011 by  
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Because of the recession, stalled construction sites are a problem all across the nation. New York City alone has more than 600 projects awaiting more financing before construction can continue. One such project is the second phase of the Alexandria Center for Life Science , a complex on Manhattan’s 29th Street near the East River. But instead of letting the stalled site become a derelict eyesore, the developers transformed the space into a 15,000 square foot urban farm that has been growing food for Riverpark , the on-site restaurant, since the beginning of the summer. Not only does this ingenious use of space make the construction site easier on the eyes, but it increases our access to fresh, local food. Hit the jump to see the innovative farm for yourself! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: farming in nyc , farming on stalled construction sites , grownyc , riverpark farm , riverpark farm nyc , riverpark restaurant , stalled construcion site , stalled construction sites nyc , tom colicchio , urban farm , urban farming nyc

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