By Nicole Breskin
GREENWICH VILLAGE — The city is moving ahead with a new "green" roof atop a Greenwich Village school, which will be home to a wide variety of flora and fauna — including bats, butterflies and basil — and likely provide ingredients to restaurants like Danny Meyer's Gramercy Tavern.
The city issued a request for proposals Monday for a construction partner for the estimated $1.1 million-plus “green roof infrastructure” for P.S. 41, a kindergarten through fifth grade school at West 11th Street.
The bid request was issued on Monday, with responses due on April 16. All submissions must come from bidders who are approved by the New York City School Construction Authority.
P.S. 41 first unveiled designs earlier this month for the new rooftop environmental lab, which will have gardens, wildlife sanctuaries and learning spaces.
Construction of the lab is slated to begin in late spring, with seedlings harvested the following spring.
The idea for P.S. 41’s eco lab came from Vicki Sando, the school’s gardening teacher, with the help of parent and alum Christopher Hayes.