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2010 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Winners

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.

Rebecca Bullene is a former editor at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She is the proprietor of Greenery NYC, a creative floral and garden design company that specializes in botanical works of art including terrariums, urban oasis gardens, and whimsical floral arrangements.

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