As Busy As His Bees

(The New York Times) Chase Emmons, 45, is a managing partner and the apiary director at Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farm with locations in Long Island City and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He splits his time between his childhood home — a garden duplex apartment in the West Village — and a home in Sunderland, Mass. He commutes to the apiary in a 2005 Volkswagen Golf, which he adapted to run on 90 percent vegetable oil. His Sundays are spent inspecting the 35 beehives in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, helping Ben Flanner, head farmer and president of Brooklyn Grange, harvest vegetables to sell at a farmers’ market, and going on a nighttime run.