Develper Raises the Bar in the Bronx
From a rooftop vegetable garden to
formaldehyde-free insulation, Arbor
House is loaded with high-performance
products and technology.
“If you took this building and moved it 10 miles
south to the heart of Manhattan, it would be a
luxury building,” says Les Bluestone,
principal of Blue Sea Development. “It’s
a nice feeling that you’re giving this to a
population that can afford it least and maybe
needs it most.”
An article in The New York Times
published in September 2011 described
Via Verde, a housing development in the
South Bronx as both "handsome and healthy."
Over a year later, Here's what The
American Institute of Architects had
to say: " Via Verde in the South Bronx is
a new model for public housing in New York City,
based on the principles of community and
sustainability, healthy living. Designed by
Grimshaw Architects and Dattner Architects, it
is the result of an effort to comprehensively
address the intersections of poverty, health,
and the environment in low-income communities.
Vist the Via Verde Website...
Hunts Point Rooftop Farm Could Be World's
June 12, 2012 DNAinfo
Private developers are being sought by the
city to build a farm atop the 200,000
square-foot of a warehouse in the neighborhood's
sprawling food distribution zone, creating the
potential for one of the largest rooftop farms
in the world.