From the Daily News:
Few train passengers have probably ever paid any mind to the one-story building at 148-02 Archer Ave., currently home to a church.
But the building's rooftop, littered with rusted nails once used to secure railroad ties, could play an important role in the future of food production in the city.
Three young entrepreneurs are preparing to transform it into what is believed will be the city's first commercial-scale hydroponic rooftop farm.
The startup, called Gotham Greens, will feature a 12,000-square-foot greenhouse, slated to begin construction in the fall and yield its first harvest early next year.
It will use a water-based, soil-free method to grow roughly 30 tons of vegetables and fruit each year for sale to local markets and restaurants.
The groundbreaking venture aims to use an untapped urban resource - rooftop space - to meet an emerging demand for locally grown produce.