A Rooftop Garden Oasis in Brooklyn

Gordon Hawkins, an artist and gardener, cultivates an elaborate garden hidden above the streets of Cobble Hill. 

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"My general philosophy, I guess, is to stop and smell the roses ... and sometimes you have to grow them yourself," Gordon Hawkins reflects. He has cultivated an elaborate garden hidden above the streets of Cobble Hill for years. The roof is so packed with flowers, fruit, and herbs that he says fitting everything together is quite a challenge, but well worth the work. Tour the garden in this short documentary from the series New Yorkers, from Moonshot Productions.

New Yorkers is an exploration of various walks of life in the city's boroughs, with profiles of a graffiti artist, and ice sculptor, and many more. The producers of the series discuss the project in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here

For more videos from Moonshot Productions, visit http://moonshot-productions.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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