As the Big Apple faces ever-hotter summers, officials are looking for ways to cool off in some of the only unused space left in a crowded city: rooftops.
Brooklynites, working with the group 596 Acres, explain why and how they’re transforming formerly vacant city-owned lots into spaces for everyone.
If New York is going to meet the mayor’s greenhouse goals, its apartment buildings are going to have to get greener. But getting there is difficult.
Abraham Paulos, executive director of Families for Freedom; Tania Mattos, advocacy coordinator for the New York State Youth Leadership Council; Mohammad Razvi, executive director of COPO; and Javier Valdes, co-executive director of Make the Road New York are immigrants who’ve dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of others.
A fourth-generation beekeeper, Andrew Coté sells his “Taste-Bud Bursting Local Honey” at the Union Square Greenmarket every Monday and Wednesday. His honey, known as being hyper-local, comes from rooftops and community gardens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, as well as Westchester County, New York.