Brooklynites who have been busy nurturing their green thumbs over the last year will have a chance to show off their skills and beautify their blocks with the return of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest.
After widespread communal backlash, state park honchos are overhauling their designs for Williamsburg’s Marsha P. Johnson State Park and adding far more greenery as well as a mosaic of a poem.
Composting is one of the easiest ways to reduce waste that would otherwise pack landfills and incinerators -- and yet, city-dwellers have long struggled to find adequate outposts for the eco-friendly practice.
Parks Department lumberjacks will be chopping down trees in Fort Greene Park as part of a recently-relaunched $24 million makeover of the lawn’s Myrtle Avenue side — but they promise they’ll plant at least 200 new ones when it’s finished, according to an agency spokesperson.
City green space gurus propose an extensive makeover that will include new basketball and barbecue areas, better accessibility, and an environmental review.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has launched a series of guided audio walks and installations, offering in-depth visits to the green space that remain socially distanced.
A gentle rain didn't prevent Brooklynites from standing on line, in appropriate social distance style, for the reopening of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Friday.
Here's what gardeners in Gowanus, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights and East New York have been up to, in their own words.
What have you been doing in the garden during lockdown?
We have spent morning, day and night in the backyard ever since we finished.