Closing Bell: The Greenest Block in Brooklyn


    A Sterling Street block in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that has entered the Greenest Block contest for more than 10 years won first place in the 19th annual contest this year. “We worked really hard,” Claudia Loftis, the block’s garden committee chairperson, told NY1. “We organized, we had the fundraiser, we bought plants for seniors, we bought plants for the children’s garden. We’re taking care of a garden in front of an abandoned house. We have planters, window boxes.” The winning block, pictured above, is located between Washington and Bedford avenues. For a full list of winners and photos, see here. Two hundred blocks from 25 neighborhoods entered this year.
    Photo via Brooklyn Botanic Garden



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