Chefs and those who supply them have started cultivating New York’s version of fallow ground: their roofs. Greenpoint’s Rooftop Farms sells to restaurants like Vesta and Anella. A kitchen garden grows above a shipping container in Roberta’s backyard. Even Jean-Georges Vongerichten has hinted he’ll sow seeds on top of , the location of his new ABC Kitchen, opening this month.
Best New Idea: Rooftop Restaurant Farms
From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).