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Country, the City Version: Farms in the Sky Gain New Interest

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By BINA VENKATARAMAN
New York Times
Published: July 15, 2008

“The idea just caught the eye of another big city dreamer: Scott M. Stringer, the Manhattan borough president.

“When Mr. Stringer heard about the concept in June, he said he immediately pictured a “food farm” addition to the New York City skyline. “Obviously we don’t have vast amounts of vacant land,” he said in a phone interview. “But the sky is the limit in Manhattan.” Mr. Stringer’s office is “sketching out what it would take to pilot a vertical farm,” and plans to pitch a feasibility study to the mayor’s office within the next couple of months, he said.

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