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Brooklyn Botanic Garden awards ‘Greenest Block’ honors to Bed-Stuy block

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Move over Flatbush, there’s a new winner in town

Courtesy Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

A new neighborhood has claimed the title for Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition. Last year, the 300 East 25th Block Association in Flatbush was crowned the Greenest Residential Block in Brooklyn, but the 2017 award has been handed over to the Stuyvesant Avenue Block Association for the block situated at Stuyvesant Avenue between Bainbridge and Chauncey streets.

The contest awards neighborhoods that work to enhance the community’s streetscape, gardening, and tree stewardship, while promoting sustainable practices. Gardeners within the winning block were applauded for their vibrant landscape that boasts planters filled with colorful flowers, and vines.

In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a block located at Lefferts Avenue between Bedford and another at Rogers avenues and Lincoln Road between Bedford and Rogers avenues claimed second and third place honors, reports DNAinfo.

Contest organizers called this year’s competition one of its most competitive, stating that the contestants were so good, it forced the judges into lengthy deliberations.

Neighborhoods in Boerum Hill and East Flatbush won awards in other categories that include the Greenest Commercial Block and Best Window Box. For the complete list of award winners, click here.