The Greenest Blocks in Brooklyn

The 2011 winner
  • The 2011 winner

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest announced its 41 semi-finalists last week—leafy, flowery blocks from Bay Ridge to East New York, from Fort Greene to Flatlands, from Park Slope to Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Neighborhoods closer to Prospect Park seem to have the highest concentration of semi-finalists: Park Slope, Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, PLG, Ditmas Park, Flatbush; not a single block from Williamsburg or Greenpoint made the list. See the Google map of semi-finalists here.

The winners will be announced next month. Last year’s winner was E. 25th Street, between Clarendon Road and Avenue D, in Flatbush. The runners up were blocks in Bed-Stuy and PLG.

The contest is meant to “promote streetscape gardening, tree stewardship, and community development.” Blocks must be submitted to it by “a block association, civic group, or neighborhood organization.”

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