Our second farm, located atop Building no. 3 at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, is a massive 65,000 sq ft roof towering twelve stories over the East River. Installed in 2012, the farm is covered in 10-12″ of Rooflite Intensive Ag blend, The lion’s share of the financing for the installation of the Navy Yard farm was granted by the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Initiative. We manage over one million gallons of stormwater each year, easing the burden on the overtaxed Red Hook Wastewater Pollution Control Plant, which services 32,000 acres of Northwest Brooklyn, and ultimately reduce the amount of waste water that overflows into our city’s open waterways. The Navy Yard is New York legend: ask any octogenarian in the area and they’ll tell you a story about a spouse or sibling who worked there way back when. At present, the Navy Yard continues to encompass several fully functional dry docks as well as several dozen of New York City’s most exciting businesses, artists and innovators.
Photography and Media Rules & Policies
One of the best parts about visiting our farms is the iconic views and imagery! We love it when visitors take pictures and video to remember their visit. Feel free to tag us on social @BrooklynGrange, #brooklyngrange and geotag our locations! But please take note of the following restrictions on all pictures, video, and Media created on our premises:
- We encourage you to take as many pictures, video and media as you like of any sort for personal use only.
- Any Media created on premises may not be use for promotional, commercial, or editorial purposes without the written permission of Brooklyn Grange LLC.
- Any Media created on premises may not be given, licensed, or otherwise transferred to any third party without the written permission of Brooklyn Grange LLC.
- If you have an opportunity to use your Media for promotional, commercial, or editorial purposes, please contact us as we are generally supportive once we have reviewed the proposed use.