NYC’s Rooftop Farming Boom Continues With World’s Largest in The Bronx

By Stephen Del Percio
Published: June 14, 2012
Sustainable Cities Collective

Thanks in part to Zone Green, the world’s largest rooftop farm could soon grace the top of one of New York City’s largest food distribution centers. Yesterday, the City’s Economic Development Corporation released an RFP for a 200,000-square-foot rooftop farm at 600 Food Center Drive in the Hunts Point section of The Bronx. Once harvested, the farm’s bounty would be distributed from the City’s 329-acre Food Distribution Center at 600 Food Center Drive – one of New York City’s largest. Built in 1969, the facility is currently occupied by Sultana Distribution and Citarella.

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