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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden named Flatbush’s East 25th Street between Avenue D and Clarendon Road the greenest residential block in the borough. Here’s the writeup on the block: “This year’s winning residential block, East 25th Street between Avenue D and Clarendon Road, distinguished itself with its splendid use of native plants and superb street tree bed care, as well as with its collective watering efforts and adoption of a vacant building. This is the third time East 25th Street has been named the Greenest Block in Brooklyn, with first-place victories in 2004 and 2006. The 300 East 25th Street Block Association succeeded in including all of its neighbors in its greening efforts, going so far as to care for the front yard of a vacant building, in which squash and other vegetables are now growing.” As for the other winners: Atlantic Avenue between Bond Street and Nevins Street in Boerum Hill took first place in the commercial category; Eighth Street between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West in Park Slope was the big winner in the Best Street Tree Beds category; Red Shed Community Garden, Kingsland Avenue between Skillman Avenue and Maspeth Avenue in Williamsburg nabbed top honors for Best Community Garden Streetscape; 430 Eighth Street in Park Slope won for Best Window Box; and Habana Outpost in Fort Greene got the Greenest Storefront award. Garden Design has a terrific slideshow of a bunch of the winners.
The Greenest Blocks in Brooklyn [BBG]
2011 Greenest Block in Brooklyn [Garden Design]