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As of 2016, there were 60 acres of green roofs in New York City. Green roofs are found on residential, commercial, city, state, and institutional buildings, including universities and major facilities. While this may sound like a lot, green roofs account for less than a tenth of a percent of the city’s roughly 1 million rooftops, which is about 40,000 acres of underutilized space.
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Explore Green Roofs in

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Green Roof Tours

Javits K. Javits Convention Center

Register for tours on the Javits K. Javits Convention Center- tours are free, but spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages

Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages hosts school group visits and a variety of events open to the public during the growing season.


​Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn Grange’s Long Island City rooftop farm has seasonal tours and hosts events and workshops that cater to New Yorkers interested in sustainability, connection with nature, and local farming.


Green Roof Survey

Are we missing a green roof? Please contribute to the Green Roof Researchers Alliance (GRRA) database to help understand and promote the state of green roofs in NYC. Your contributions can impact research, policy, financing, design, and education!

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View live video feed from the Javits Center’s 6.75-acre green roof, the second largest of its kind in the United States! Home to 29 bird species, five bat species, and thousands of honey bees, the green roof has become a sanctuary for area wildlife while helping to reduce energy consumption throughout the convention center on Manhattan’s West Side. 
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