Barclays Center & NYC Parks Department
The green roofs at these locations – NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, Sustainable Facilities Division of Citywide Services Randall’s Island and the Barclays Center are built principally for their environmental impact. They extend the life of the roofs, insulate the buildings, reduce heat-island effect and capture millions of gallons of rain water that would otherwise flow into New York City’s combined sewer system and then into our rivers and canals and sometimes flood our streets and homes.
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation has many green roofs throughout the city, but this one at the Citywide Services facility on Randall’s Island is the largest. Beyond its environmental impact, it is used as a research and educational center. This is the only rooftop in this series not in Brooklyn.