A photographer has captured New York turning from day to night in a photo project expressing his “deep love” for the city. Stephen Wilkes spent up to 15 hours at a time perched on a cherry picker to take up to 1,000 pictures of Big Apple locations. He then blended around 50 of these photographs into single images capturing the bustle of the city before and after the sun sets. Half of each picture shows the scene in broad daylight while the other depicts the same scene at night
Growing produce on your roof is a productive way to take advantage of the space, but is it possible to make it commercially viable on a larger scale? A new company’s business model may show the way. New York-based BrightFarms, which builds rooftop greenhouses, hopes to turn a profit while cutting shoppers’ “food miles” down to zero by growing vegetables where people buy them: the supermarket.
BrightFarms is trying to convince major supermarket chains to hire them to cover vacant roofs with heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, and other produce. The company’s business plan is simple: they handle the labor and expense of farming—greenhouse design, construction, planting, and harvest—while participating supermarkets sign a 10-year contract agreeing to purchase whatever is grown on their rooftop. A store’s rooftop garden can produce as much as 500,000 pounds of produce a year, BrightFarms told Edible Manhattan.