Greenest Block 2012


bullet2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Winners (pdf)

2012 Residential Category Winners


1st Place

Lincoln Road R&B Block Association

Lincoln Road between Bedford and Rogers Avenues

Lefferts Gardens


2nd Place Tie

Macon/MacDonough/Stuyvesant/Lewis Block Association

MacDonough Street between Stuyvesant and Lewis Avenues

Bedford Stuyvesant


2nd Place Tie

8th Street Block Association (between 8th Avenue and Prospect Park West)

8th Street between 8th Avenue and Prospect Park West

Park Slope


3rd Place

Bainbridge Homeowners & Tenants Block Association

Bainbridge Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue

Bedford Stuyvesant


4th Place

B&W Sterling Street Block Association

Sterling Street between Washington and Bedford Avenues

Crown Heights




2012 Commercial Category Winners


1st Place Tie

Cortelyou Road Merchants Association

Cortelyou Road between Westminster Road and Argyle Road

Ditmas Park



1st Place Tie

Friends of Newkirk Plaza

Newkirk Plaza between Newkirk and Foster Avenues

Flatbush




2012 Greenest Storefront


1st Place

Brooklyn Hearth Realty

1207 Cortelyou Road
Entered by Cortelyou Road Merchants Association

Ditmas Park




2012 Commercial Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention

CHCA's Franklin Avenue Merchants Association

Franklin Avenue between Park Place and Sterling Place

Crown Heights


2012 Residential Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention

700 Putnam Avenue Block Association

Putnam Avenue between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue

Bedford Stuyvesant


Honorable Mention

Citizens for a Better Community

East 39th Street between Foster Avenue and Farragut Road

East Flatbush


Honorable Mention

Crown Street Block Association

Crown Street between Bedford and Rogers Avenues

Crown Heights


Honorable Mention

East 49th & East 48th Street Block Association

East 49th Street between Lenox Road and Linden Boulevard

East Flatbush


Honorable Mention

East 49th & East 48th Street Block Association

East 49th Street between Clarkson Avenue and Lenox Road

East Flatbush


Honorable Mention

Kings Highway Block Association

Kings Highway between Avenues J and I

Flatlands


Honorable Mention

Lefferts Avenue Block Association (Nostrand/Rogers)

Lefferts Avenue between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues

Lefferts Gardens


Honorable Mention

Macon Street Ralph/Howard Block Association

Macon Street between Ralph and Howard Avenues

Bedford Stuyvesant


Honorable Mention

Ovington Avenue Historic District

Ovington Avenue between Third Avenue and Ridge Boulevard

Bay Ridge


Honorable Mention

Schenectady Avenue Block Association

Schenectady Avenue between Avenue D and Foster Avenue

East Flatbush


Honorable Mention

Sterling Place Block Association

Sterling Place between Flatbush and 7th Avenues

Park Slope


Honorable Mention

Vanderveer Place Block Association

Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street

Flatbush




2012 Best Street Tree Beds


1st Place

Bainbridge Homeowners & Tenants Block Association

Bainbridge Street Between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue

Bedford Stuyvesant


2nd Place

Sterling Place Block Association

Sterling Place between Flatbush and 7th Avenues

Park Slope


3rd Place

Greene Avenue Block Association

Greene Avenue between Franklin and Bedford Avenues

Bedford Stuyvesant




2012 Best Window Box


1st Place Tie

Barbara and David Arky, 487 10th Street

Entered by the 10th Street Block Association

Park Slope



1st Place Tie

Diane Kosup, 716 Macon Street

Entered by the Macon Street Ralph/Howard Block Association

Bedford Stuyvesant


2nd Place

Janet Clarke, 115 Bainbridge Street

Entered by the Bainbridge Street Stuyvesant Heights Block Association

Bedford Stuyvesant


3rd Place

Lorraine Wilson, 99 Sterling Street

Entered by B&W Sterling Street Block Association

Crown Heights




2012 Best Community Garden Streetscape


1st Place

St. Marks Avenue Prospect Heights Community Garden

St. Marks Avenue between Vanderbilt and Carlton Avenues

Prospect Heights


2nd Place

Bridge Plaza Community Garden

Concord Street between Bridge Street and Duffield Street

Bridge Plaza


2012 Contest Entrants

View all the residential blocks that have entered the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. Click the map points to see the names of the registered block associations.


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The Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest is a project of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s GreenBridge program, in cooperation with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, with major support from Brooklyn Community Foundation.

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