The urban farm in Midtown Manhattan had been built on a stalled construction site.

On East 29th Street in New York City, on a construction site for a stalled project to build the west tower at the Alexandria Center for Life Science, a pop-up farm has emerged to take advantage of the empty space. Riverpark Farm grows a variety of fresh vegetables and herbs, which it supplies to the adjacent Tom Colicchio-branded Riverpark Restaurant.

The 15,000 square foot urban farm uses thousands of repurposed milk crates filled with soil as its farmer’s field, which can easily be rotated or moved to face the sun or sit in the shade.

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