Friday Links


City Council Is Set to Encourage Greener Buildings With Zoning Changes [NY Times]
Carl Kruger: A Fallen Politician, Sympathetic Unto Himself [NY Times]
City Decides to Spare School of Second Chances in Bushwick [NY Times]
Kruger Stabbed ‘Heart of Honest Government,’ Draws 7-Years [AP via Eagle]
East New York Classrooms Crawling With Bedbugs [NY Daily Daily News]
Adams With Clear Path to Become Next Borough Prez [NY Post]
Vid of Presser With Bloomberg, Ratner Touting Jobs [AY Report]
Archi-Crime of the year: Lloyd Wright’s Moore House Destroyed [ArchPaper]
The Brooklyn Theatre Fire, Etched in Stone [Lost City]
City Council Rips Schools over Toxic PCBs [Eagle]
Sulzberger Nephew Sam Dolnick Trades Brownstones [NYO]
Bruce Ratner on Naming The Nets [Politicker]
A Guide to NYC’s Space Shuttle Morning [WSJ]

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  • oh goodie, a farm on the rooftop in Sunset Park. The fruit and veggies should taste really good with the Gowanus Expswy right next door to it, taking fumes from cars, trucks and busses, and soot falling all over it.

  • Greenhouses for growing veggies on the roofs of large urban buildings sounds great but I don’t believe they will work. Anyone who has ever dealt with a greenhouse knows they are leaky, expensive, labor-intensive money pits. Now put one on top of a building subject to the wind and storms of NYC. How much will it cost to heat these things on a windy freezing winter day? When a No’easter comes and knocks out a couple of panes of glass and all your heat escapes and the temperature drop in the 20′s, whaddya gonna do? Greenhouses are expensive enough to deal with on the ground.

  • Greenhouses for growing veggies on the roofs of large urban buildings sounds great but I don’t believe they will work. Anyone who has ever dealt with a greenhouse knows they are leaky, expensive, labor-intensive money pits. Now put one on top of a building subject to the wind and storms of NYC. How much will it cost to heat these things on a windy freezing winter day? When a No’easter comes and knocks out a couple of panes of glass and all your heat escapes and the temperature drop in the 20′s, whaddya gonna do? Greenhouses are expensive enough to deal with on the ground.