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ALIVE STRUCTURES: Greening NYC Rooftops

Posted By Olivia Chen On May 1, 2009 @ 2:30 pm In Botanical,green roof,New York City,Urban design | No Comments

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While most people might see New York City as a densely developed, built-up city with little space for greenery, Brooklyn-based Alive Structures [2] sees the opportunity to make open green space — and has actively created it up on the rooftops of NYC buildings. The business, founded by Marni Horwitz, has made a name for itself by planting native groundcovers and wildflowers in their green roof and living wall installations. Green roofs [3], besides being more pleasant to look at than concrete, improve air quality, reduce energy dependence, and provide native habitats for wildlife. And what’s especially exciting is that Alive Structures will be offering tours of one of their installed green roofs in East Village, the Wild Project Theater, for NYC Wildflower Week [4] on May 2. Tours of the Wild Project Theater green roof will be given from 10 am to 5 pm at 195 3rd Street in the East Village.

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NYC Wildflower Week spans from May 2 to May 9 and includes a variety of events all around New York City that celebrate and stir awareness about native flora. To find out more about the botanical walks, garden tours, and lectures throughout the week, visit the NYC Wildflower Week website [4].

+ Alive Structures [2]

+ NYC Wildflower Week 2009 [4]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=27016

[2] Brooklyn-based Alive Structures: http://alivestructures.com

[3] Green roofs: http://www.greenroofs.org

[4] NYC Wildflower Week: http://nycwildflowerweek.org

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