The BBC just did this short video about the neighborhood where I live in Brooklyn: Greenpoint or as the locals say, Greenprnt.
Traditionally a working-class Polish immigrant 'hood, it has transformed to a hipsterized domain fringed with luxury condos. Thankfully, there are still lots funky old woodframe houses covered in ugly vinyl siding (like mine) camouflaging the beautiful backyards that are the green-core of each block. A neighborhood where one wakes up to the sound of birds in the middle of New York City.
Here's a pic of the Greenpoint Rooftop Farm: