It’s a farm on a rooftop, several stories high, with Manhattan’s skyline as a backdrop. A farm grows in Brooklyn with chickens among skyscrapers.
A neighborhood boy told us to go through the blue door then up several flights of stairs to find the farm. It seemed like no big deal to him, to consider a farm growing on top of a roof, complete with animals. The garden provides rows of warmly ripening peppers, squash, green beans, artichokes and beets, greens and more. The herbs and flowers danced a welcome in the sun while the chatty city chickens captured my interest right away. I wonder if they consider flying around the skyscrapers ? Why would they want to, with so much to eat right here? Everything I like to eat is right up here ! Can chickens really fly? Annie Novak, the co-founder of Eagle Street Roof Top Farms tells how she uses the chickens and coffee grounds from local restaurants to enhance the soil. Visiting a roof top garden was at the top of my list for my visit to NYC and thanks to a good friend, I got my wish. Check out: The Birds On That Brooklyn Rooftop: Chickens. http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archive/2010/08/the-birds-on-that-brooklyn-rooftop-chickens/62215/