You don’t hear too many New Yorkers conveying they have a farm as an amenity. Well, for our client, Ironstate Development, that’s the idea behind their newest residential development, named URBY.
The 900-unit rental complex boasts a community centric residence with a flourishing concept — a commercial urban farm, the first of its kind in NYC, with 50 different vegetables, fruits and herbs.
Full story from ABC7NY…
STAPLETON, Staten Island (WABC) — Many buildings in New York City have supers and handymen, but not many have farmers in residence. But one apartment complex in the Stapleton section of Staten Island decided to make their space a little greener.
Within the brand new URBY apartment complex grows a commercial urban farm that runs for about a tenth of an acre. There’s about 900 apartments, shops, restaurants, and now, abundant crops.
Zaro Bates, a resident of the apartment, also farms the land. Her position was created by the developer to ensure that the urban farm flourishes.