Only in the Big Apple do you ride an elevator to get to a produce farm.
A former US Navy warehouse in Brooklyn will soon be home to the world’s largest rooftop garden — joining a growing trend of commercial and nonprofit farms sprouting up citywide.
Manhattan-based BrightFarms will announce a deal today to build a sleek, 100,000-square-foot, commercial greenhouse atop the city-owned Liberty View Industrial Plaza on Third Avenue in Sunset Park.
The soil-free, hydroponic farm will operate eight stories high — overlooking the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway — and grow a whopping 1 million pounds of organic produce annually, officials said.
“Here in New York, we don’t have acres and acres of