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The Life of Riley

Although the Big Apple prides itself in all avenues of the offbeat, Michael Riley is quite possibly one of a kind. He tends ferns, begonias, and orchids in his apartment on the Upper West Side, but you’ll find few potted plants there. Michael’s collection scales two cork bark-covered walls, floor to ceiling, a living wallpaper for this urban gardener…