Apparently, the grass is greener on the Staten Island side.
Ironstate’s latest 900-unit rental, named URBY, boasts a community centric residence with a blossoming concept — a commercial urban farm, the first of its kind in New York City, with 50 different vegetables, fruits and herbs.
So, how does a rooftop farm grow in Stapleton, S.I.?
Read on and get the full story from ABC7NY…
STAPLETON, Staten Island (WABC) — Many buildings in New York City have supers and handymen, but not many have farmers in residence. But one apartment complex in the Stapleton section of Staten Island decided to make their space a little greener.
Within the brand new URBY apartment complex grows a commercial urban farm that runs for about a tenth of an acre. There’s about 900 apartments, shops, restaurants, and now, abundant crops.
Zaro Bates, a resident of the apartment, also farms the land. Her position was created by the developer to ensure that the urban farm flourishes.
What are your thoughts about urban farming as a residential amenity? Will this be the next trend in multi-family?