2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Winners

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    • BBG president Scot Medbury, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Brooklyn Community Foundation president Marilyn Gelber with Olivia Avery, the president of the Vanderveer Place Block Association, winners of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn.BBG president Scot Medbury, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Brooklyn Community Foundation president Marilyn Gelber with Olivia Avery, the president of the Vanderveer Place Block Association, winners of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn.
    • Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street, winner of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn.Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street, winner of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn.
    • BBG president Scot Medbury announces the winners of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest.BBG president Scot Medbury announces the winners of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest.
    • Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz congratulates the winners of the 2010 Greenest block in Brooklyn contest.Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz congratulates the winners of the 2010 Greenest block in Brooklyn contest.
    • Brooklyn Community Foundation president Marilyn Gelber.Brooklyn Community Foundation president Marilyn Gelber.
    • A great turn out for the announcement of the winners of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest.A great turn out for the announcement of the winners of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest.
    • Winner of the 2010 Commercial Block category in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition: Hoyt Street Victory Gardens Block.Winner of the 2010 Commercial Block category in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition: Hoyt Street Victory Gardens Block.
    • GreenBridge director Robin Simmen congradulates the winners of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest.GreenBridge director Robin Simmen congradulates the winners of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest.
    • A day camp around the corner from the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn winners stops by to show their support.A day camp around the corner from the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn winners stops by to show their support.
    • Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street, winner of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn.Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street, winner of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn.
    • Winners of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn: Vanderveer Place Block Association.Winners of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn: Vanderveer Place Block Association.
    • Greenest Storefront winner Burrito Bar (at 307 Flatbush Avenue) with BBG president Scot Medbury and the Brooklyn Community Foundation.Greenest Storefront winner Burrito Bar (at 307 Flatbush Avenue) with BBG president Scot Medbury and the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
    • Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz gets a gift from the Greenest Storefront winner, Burrito Bar at 307 Flatbush Avenue.Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz gets a gift from the Greenest Storefront winner, Burrito Bar at 307 Flatbush Avenue.
    • BBG president Scot Medbury with a representative of the second place commercial block winner (Van Brunt Street between Coffey Street and Van Dyke Street).BBG president Scot Medbury with a representative of the second place commercial block winner (Van Brunt Street between Coffey Street and Van Dyke Street).

    On Wednesday, August 4 the winners of the 2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest were announced. Taking first place in the residential category was Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street. Winning first place in the commercial block category was Hoyt Street (east side) between State Street and Atlantic Avenue. The winner of the Best Street Tree Beds was Bainbridge Street Between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue. Winner of the Greenest Storefront was Burrito Bar, located at 307 Flatbush Avenue. For a complete list of winners visit 2010 Winners. To read more about the press conference announcing the winners and some of the achievements of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest, read the Press Release.

    The Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest promotes streetscape gardening, tree stewardship, and community development in Brooklyn. The contest is free to enter and winners receive cash prizes or gardening tools, and all participants are awarded a recognition certificate. In addition to prizes for residential and commercial blocks, prizes are also awarded for Greenest Storefront, Best Street Tree Beds, Best Window Box, and Best Community Garden Streetscape. To read more about the contest, visit Greenest Block in Brooklyn.


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