Assemblyman Joe Lentol announced that Broadway Stages was awarded a $1.5 million grant by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation's Green Innovation Grant Program for the installation of a 1.4-acre green roof. The project will be designed, installed, and managed by Alive Structures atop three of Broadway Stages' film production studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The almost 61,000 square feet of green rooftops will be called Broadway Stages Green Corridor and will help to advance ecosystem services that are critical to habitat and community.
The announcement was made at the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof garden, a successful project that Alive Structures, along with New York City Audubon and the Newtown Creek Alliance, helped to create and transform upon one of Broadway Stages' production studios located on Kingsland Avenue in Greenpoint. Attendees at the event included Marni Majorelle, Principal, Alive Structures; Kathryn Heintz, Executive Director, New York City Audubon; New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal; Sol Kjøk resident artist and founder of NOoSPHERE Arts; Willis Elkins, Executive Director, Newtown Creek Alliance; and Paul Samulski, President, North Brooklyn Chamber.
"Broadway Stages is thrilled to have been chosen in cooperation with Alive Structures for this prestigious grant," said Gina Argento, President and CEO of Broadway Stages. "Our commitment to community and environmental sustainability is a cornerstone of our business philosophy. Through green infrastructure and renewable energy projects such as Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, and our solar rooftop that spans 50,000 square feet, we are able to utilize our sound stages in a way that brings mutual value to our operations, our environment, and our community. We are excited to embark on this green roof garden project and continuing to do our part to contribute to the health of our environment."
For additional information about the announcement, view media reports at Greenpointers.com by Aaron Simon, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Patch.com by Anna Quinn, Brooklyn Paper by Julianne McShane, and Brooklyn News 12.