You wouldn’t expect there to be a pastoral oasis perched atop a former warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Brooklyn Grange. Its Long Island City flagship opened in 2010, but an even bigger operation debuted several years later—at a massive 65,000 square feet, it’s the largest rooftop farm in New York City.
But the size isn’t the only impressive thing about the Grange: The farm grows tens of thousands of tons of produce every year, providing New York’s restaurants and grocery stores with fresh, local veggies. The farm also produces its own honey—there’s an apiary on the roof, too—and hot sauce. (Yum.) The Grange also partners with local groups to provide educational programming; you can even tour both of its farms, or hold a special event there.
For a closer look at Brooklyn Grange, check out Curbed’s video tour, which offers a bird’s-eye view of the expansive farm.