Krista Leahy

 

After graduating from the University of Vermont where she studied urban geography Krista packed up, left the Green Mountain State and set-up camp in Brooklyn to pursue her love for cities, museums, and architecture. Her interest in sustainability + design brought her to the Pratt Institute where she is currently a graduate candidate in city + regional planning, focusing on physical planning and design. Greatly influenced by the culture in Burlington, Vermont, Krista is an avid recycler that really loves root vegetables and has a strong passion for radical theory that contributes to a better informed planet. After her studies she hopes to contribute to the planning field with research on design systems that manage and treat stormwater in order to help support healthier communities.

Krista Leahy
Brooklyn Grange is the World's Largest Rooftop Farm!

Brooklyn Grange is the World's Largest Rooftop Farm!

The second growing season is in full swing for the rooftop urban farmers at Brooklyn Grange. Located atop a six-story 1919 warehouse, the 40,000 square foot organic rooftop farm is…

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Today is the LAST DAY to Visit the Wacky Rainbow City Wonderland at the High Line

Today is the LAST DAY to Visit the Wacky Rainbow City Wonderland at the High Line

The happy city below the High Line features oversized brightly color sculptures that look like something out of Mario Brothers or Rainbow Brite. FriendsWithYou wants visitors to…

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Top 5 Urban Farms in New York City

Top 5 Urban Farms in New York City

Brooklyn Grange Brooklyn Grange is the largest rooftop farm in the country (and possibly the world), spanning some 40,000 square feet atop a former industrial building in Queens. The…

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Nicole Howell's 'Toss With Care' Trash Can Addresses Homelessness & Sustainability in NYC

Nicole Howell's 'Toss With Care' Trash Can Addresses Homelessness & Sustainability in NYC

The Pratt Institute for Design is known for its phenomenal furniture design students as well as architects, artists, graphic designers, but for trash can designers? Yes, that’s right,…

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New Exhibit Shows Glimpses of a Greener NYC in 2040 from Five Local Architecture Firms

New Exhibit Shows Glimpses of a Greener NYC in 2040 from Five Local Architecture Firms

The unique aspect of ‘Glimpses’ is that the exhibit isn’t meant to be the answer to all urban worries, but instead provide the basis for asking the right questions from the right…

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Seeing Green To Conduct First Ever Research on Stormwater Management Benefits of Urban Farms

Seeing Green To Conduct First Ever Research on Stormwater Management Benefits of Urban Farms

It's no secret that we love urban farming and green roofs, and while there are plenty of well-known benefits to greening up roof tops, there is still a lot that is misunderstood. Seeing…

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NYC-Based BrightFarms Wants to Bring Hydroponic Greenhouses to a Grocery Store Near You

NYC-Based BrightFarms Wants to Bring Hydroponic Greenhouses to a Grocery Store Near You

Farmers’ markets are one of the best ways to get fresh and local produce while supporting the local economy, but they’re mostly on the weekends, in parks, and are rarely held during…

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NYTimes Questions Viability of Proposed NYC Bike Share Program, But is it Warranted?

NYTimes Questions Viability of Proposed NYC Bike Share Program, But is it Warranted?

Biking has steadily become an alternative mode of transportation in NYC, but it has been an uphill battle that takes one step forward followed by two steps back. There are plenty of…

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Gotham Greens Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse in Brooklyn Begins First Harvest This Month

Gotham Greens Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse in Brooklyn Begins First Harvest This Month

With spring in full swing, local fresh produce is available all over the city and Gotham Greens, a new comer to the urban agricultural movement, will have its first harvest this month…

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Eco-Friendly Birdbath Bakery Serves Up Fresh Sustainable Baked Goods & Supports Local Farms

Eco-Friendly Birdbath Bakery Serves Up Fresh Sustainable Baked Goods & Supports Local Farms

Recently, Inhabitat was welcomed into the 200 Church Street location in Tribeca, and lucky for us it was also CSA day which meant even more local and fresh produce to enjoy. Repurposed…

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New York City's First Bike-Powered Music Festival Coming to Union Square!

New York City's First Bike-Powered Music Festival Coming to Union Square!

You know all that energy you use while dancing up a storm at a concert? What if you could take that energy and help power the show? Pedal Power NYC has decided that there’s no need to…

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Prechteck's NYBILLBOARD is a City in the Sky Above Manhattan

Prechteck's NYBILLBOARD is a City in the Sky Above Manhattan

Austrian architect Chris Precht of Prechteck has proposed a radical revision of New York's skyline that takes the form of a city in the sky above Manhattan's southern skyscrapers.…

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PHOTOS: New York Sun Works Plants NYC's First Public School Greenhouse On Top of P.S. 333

PHOTOS: New York Sun Works Plants NYC's First Public School Greenhouse On Top of P.S. 333

Over 25 other schools around the country have approached NY Sun Works about incorporating similar projects into their curriculum, but being at the forefront of sustainable education…

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City College NY Students Unveil Penthouse Solar Roof Pod for the Solar Decathlon

City College NY Students Unveil Penthouse Solar Roof Pod for the Solar Decathlon

You’ve probably noticed that nearly every roof in New York City is flat, but do you know why? The roofs were designed this way to allow for additional floors to be added as the city…

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Afsarmanesh Architects Wins SuckerPUNCH Competition With Futuristic Cinema Design for Queens

Afsarmanesh Architects Wins SuckerPUNCH Competition With Futuristic Cinema Design for Queens

The theater is actually three different buildings that are connected via spiraling walkways with escalators in the corners of each building that allow for a circulation that exposes the…

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ConEd and Columbia Study Shows Green Roofs Retain More Water Than Expected

ConEd and Columbia Study Shows Green Roofs Retain More Water Than Expected

Water is one of the most fantastic and essential resource this plant has to offer and New York City is beginning to better understand water’s urban benefits, especially in the fight…

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Manhattan Community Board Backs Plan to Remove Cars from Central Park

Manhattan Community Board Backs Plan to Remove Cars from Central Park

New York City has really been working hard to turn its infamous concrete jungle image into something greener and more sustainable. Last month, updates to PlaNYC 2030 were released with…

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Emerging Architects Imagine NYC in 2030 for the Audi Urban Future Initiative

Emerging Architects Imagine NYC in 2030 for the Audi Urban Future Initiative

Leong Leong placed a larger emphasis on the underdeveloped area of Hudson Yards with their proposal of "bio-mobility equals wild diversity," which would serve as an incubator and…

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After The Barn: Historic Furniture Made from Reclaimed New York Barn Wood

After The Barn: Historic Furniture Made from Reclaimed New York Barn Wood

As we move further and further from our traditional agricultural ways we find ourselves surrounded by underused farming materials, especially barns. After The Barn is taking the once…

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D&A NY Fashion Trade Show Blooms with Emily Remensperger’s Spring-Like Recycled Art

D&A NY Fashion Trade Show Blooms with Emily Remensperger’s Spring-Like Recycled Art

Emily’s designs for this season’s D&A showroom consisted of detailed paper birds, constructed from newspaper grocery ads that hung over the Ecouterre table, and a wall of paper…

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Coolhaus: Architecture Inspired Organic Ice Cream Sandwiches Arrive in NYC

Coolhaus: Architecture Inspired Organic Ice Cream Sandwiches Arrive in NYC

In New York City, we love architecture and we love the finest foods, but how to make them one? Enter Coolhaus. Starting out small in Los Angeles, Coolhaus has finally arrived to NYC and…

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30th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival Blooms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden This Weekend

30th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival Blooms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden This Weekend

The weekend weather forecast for New York shows sunshine and high 60s, so what better way to spend it than outside enjoying nature? This Saturday and Sunday, April 30th and May 1st, the…

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Audi Urban Future Initiative Imagines NYC 20 Years from Today

Audi Urban Future Initiative Imagines NYC 20 Years from Today

Ever imagine what New York City will look like 20 years from now? Well, as part of the upcoming Festival of Ideas for the New City, the Audi Urban Future Initiative will contribute an…

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Super-Interesting! Redesigns a Brooklyn Warehouse Into Community Group's New Green Headquarters

Super-Interesting! Redesigns a Brooklyn Warehouse Into Community Group's New Green Headquarters

Ecologically aware architecture is a wonderful feat in itself, but when teamed up with those looking to improve communities, it’s exactly the type of collaboration that we can’t get…

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Normal Projects Maximizes Space & Efficiency with the 450 Square Foot Unfolding Apartment

Normal Projects Maximizes Space & Efficiency with the 450 Square Foot Unfolding Apartment

Normal Projects create a spacious and efficient Upper West Side apartment out of just 450 square feet.

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