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New York City has chicken coops, rooftop gardens, and now, urban fish farms. Christopher Toole, a former banker, is the man behind the Society for Aquaponic Values and Education. Since he left banking, he has devoted himself to aquaponics, teaching New Yorkers how to grow a minnow-size fish into a grown fish, suitable for serving at the dinner table. According to the New York Post:
He and Pozdeeva [Toole's wife] set up a small fish farm in the apartment they share with their 2-year-old and Pozdeeva’s 7-year-old son. They first tried growing barramundi, but settled on the hardy tilapia. When their operation grew, they moved it to the Point, where they get free space in exchange for educational sessions with local kids.