Up On The Roof

How to Create Your Own Rooftop Oasis

The cover of “Up on the Roof” by Alex MacLean (Princeton Architectural Press), which shows New York’s hidden skyline spaces.

Rooftops are the city’s equivalent of the suburban backyard — a place where apartment dwellers can go for cookouts and outdoor fun.

And residents are making the most of their space, turning them into oases with plants, grills and other things more often found in gardens. {read more}

The rooftop of 166 Bank Street, West Village, at the corner of West and Bank streets.

5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center, 45-46 Davis Street, Long Island City, Queens.

The Penny Lane, 215 East 24th Street, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay.

Brooklyn Grange, 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens. Brooklyn Grange is a commercial organic farm on New York City rooftops.

Source: DNA Info

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