EXPLORE GREEN ROOFS IN NYC
As of 2016, there were 60 acres of green roofs in New York City. Green roofs are found on residential, commercial, city, state, and institutional buildings, including universities and major facilities like the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. While this may sound like a lot, green roofs account for less than a tenth of a percent of the city’s roughly 1 million rooftops, which is about 40,000 acres of underutilized space.
Green Roof Tours
Register for tours on the Javits K. Javits Convention Center- tours are free, but spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages hosts school group visits and a variety of events open to the public during the growing season.
Brooklyn Grange’s Long Island City rooftop farm has seasonal tours and hosts events and workshops that cater to New Yorkers interested in sustainability, connection with nature, and local farming.
Green Roof Survey
Are we missing a green roof? Please contribute to the Green Roof Researchers Alliance (GRRA) database to help understand and promote the state of green roofs in NYC. Your contributions can impact research, policy, financing, design, and education!