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Mapping the Trees of Brooklyn's Streets

Real estate startup Rentenna has just released a kind of depressing heatmap showing the relative lack of greenery in Brooklyn, the famously leafy borough. Unsurprisingly, the highest concentration of trees cuts a central path from Brooklyn Heights to Midwood, while more industrial areas like Sunset Park and Red Hook are almost completely devoid of streetside trees.

Rentenna analyzed city environmental data, but also took into account area farmers markets, public transit, and parkland. With this information, Rentenna has formulated a "Green Score," which quantifies an apartment's proximity to these local amenities. And hey, if you don't care about Brooklyn, you can check out their heatmap of Manhattan greenery.


· The Brooklyn Green Heatmap [Rentenna]
· "For once, a tree does not grow in Brooklyn" [NYDN]