Broadway Stages, New York's premier Film and Television Production facility, has made an unparalleled commitment to renewable energy by installing 50,000 square feet of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on the roof-tops of seven of their sound stages in Greenpoint Brooklyn. By going Solar, Broadway Stages, home to the CBS Emmy award-winning TV series, The Good Wife, is making a powerful financial and environmental impact on this Greenpoint Brooklyn community. Broadway Stages has seized the opportunity to offset 30% of their annual electricity consumption, while realizing a short-term return on their investment.
The solar photovoltaic (PV) system designed, engineered, and installed by SES will produce one-third of Broadway Stages’ annual power demand. This system will produce half a million kilo-watt hours each year –delivering close to $100,000 in electrical cost savings for Broadway Stages annually.
Broadway Stages teamed up with Brooklyn-based Solar Energy Systems, LLC (SES), and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), to develop an energy plan to generate their own power.
Our ongoing commitment to installing solar PV systems reflects our dedication to providing cutting edge services to the film industry, and our desire to improve the communities in Brooklyn and Queens where we provide services.
On the shoreline of the East River and with a sweeping view of the Manhattan skyline, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is a 6,000 square foot green roof organic vegetable farm located on top of a warehouse rooftop owned by Broadway Stages in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. During New York City’s growing season, the farmers at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm supply an on-site farm market, and bicycle fresh produce to area restaurants.
With our Farm-Based Education team and training from food education organization growing Chefs, the rooftop farm hosts a range of farm-based educational and volunteer programs. During the growing season, also open to the public on Sundays (44 Eagle Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn) between 1pm-4pm.
Gina Argento and Broadway Stages is committed to sharing their resources and ideas to the community, although the process is never easy. "We are grateful to be in a position to give back to our town all year round." Priding itself on being a good neighbor, whether its remediating Brownfield sites, graffiti removal, STEM programs for the community's youth or supporting local businesses, Gina Argento stands in support of its community, its businesses and neighbors.
Things were a little different, in 1983, when Tony Argento took over a dilapidated movie theatre and turned it into Broadway Stages' first sound stage. Fast forward 30 years and the vision met reality. Over a million square feet of space covered by 36 state-of-the-art sound stages, currently Broadway Stages is home to award winning shows, numerous music videos, blockbuster movies, and many more. With the recent purchase of the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in Staten Island, Broadway Stages counts on bringing hard work, hundreds of real jobs, and support for both community and local business.
The New York State Film Tax Credit Program is designed to increase the film production and post-production industry presence and overall positive impact on the State’s economy. Learn more at www.nylovesfilm.com.