I (Ben Flanner) live and work in Brooklyn, New York. I am the head farmer of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, which has two farms on rooftops in New York City. Ben grows organic vegetables on his acre+ farms that he sells at markets, CSAs, and to restaurants throughout the city.
The neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn is lovely. One can shop for groceries at local farmer's markets in Union Square, McCarren Park, and McGolrick Park, and at local stores like Bedford Cheese Shop, Campbell's Cheese, Marlow & Daughters and the Brooklyn Kitchen. Some of the best local restaurants are Diner, Vinegar Hill House, and Egg.
I also love to travel, especially in fall and winter when the farm is less busy. Typical favorites are Mexico, Spain, and the West Coast.