Gallery: Riverpark Farm Takes Root on a Stalled Manhattan Construction ...

Alexandria's developers are excited about the farm and think that it could be a catalyst for other developers to launch similar projects. In a few short months, we have transformed a temporarily idle construction site into a productive urban farm – making purposeful use of 15,000 square feet of space until construction resumes on the west tower," stated Scarlet Shore, Farm Co-Founder and Executive Director of Corporate Strategy at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. "We are proud to be a part of such an exciting project and encourage other developers to learn from our experience and consider additional, similar projects.” Given that there are more than 600 stalled building sites in New York City, the Big Apple is ripe with opportunity for more innovative green spaces and urban farms. Here's hoping that more developers and building owners follow suit!

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