On City Rooftops, Scrappy Gardens Before It Was 'Hip'

On City Rooftops, Scrappy Gardens Before It Was 'Hip'

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Cambria Bold
Jun 23, 2011

"This garden may not win any beauty contests, but it is nonetheless a champion, one of many scrappy green spaces still blooming on roofs all over New York City...These doughty survivors tell stories of a time when 'green roof' wasn't a buzz term or a reason for a tax credit, when Brooklyn hipsters weren't farming acres of kale on tops of warehouses and when the owners of multimillion-dollar SoHo penthouses weren't laying in multimillion-dollar "instant" gardens..."

(Image: Flickr member Shout It From the Rooftops, licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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