The Greenest Blocks In Brooklyn are in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Boerum Hill
Brooklyn has a lot of green space in parks, gardens and sidewalk tree- and flower-beds, but the greenest blocks of them all are in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Boerum Hill.
That distinction comes courtesy of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) and their annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition, which pits community streetscapes against one another in a friendly battle of the green thumbs. Hundreds of blocks participate in the contest, submitting photos and background information on everything from the type of plants grown to how involved residents get in the maintenance. Judges include professional horticulturists from BBG and journalists, and criteria considered when making their decision include:
“color and total visual effect, citizen participation, variety and suitability of plants, soil condition and use of mulch, street tree and tree bed care, and all-around best horticultural practices.”
This year, the champion residential block is Sterling Street between Washington and Bedford Avenues.