New York City stops rooftop farm in Queens

05/17/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The New York City Department of Buildings halted construction of a rooftop farm in Queens, N.Y. The department said the farm, the Brooklyn Grange, had not secured the proper permits. "Our enthusiasm to get plants in for the season outpaced our paperwork, and we are doing everything we can with our architect and engineer to work this out," said Ben Flanner, the project's farmer.

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