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    • Lincoln Road R&B Block Association, Lincoln Road between Bedford and Rogers AvenuesLincoln Road R&B Block Association, Lincoln Road between Bedford and Rogers Avenues
    • Barbara and David Arky, 487 10th Street, Entered by the 8th Street Block Association (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Park SlopeBarbara and David Arky, 487 10th Street, Entered by the 8th Street Block Association (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Park Slope
    • Bainbridge Street Homeowners and Tenants Block Association, Bainbridge Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue, Bedford StuyvesantBainbridge Street Homeowners and Tenants Block Association, Bainbridge Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue, Bedford Stuyvesant
    • Bainbridge Homeowners and Tenants Block Association, Bainbridge Street Between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue, Bedford StuyvesantBainbridge Homeowners and Tenants Block Association, Bainbridge Street Between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue, Bedford Stuyvesant
    • Crown Street Block Association, Crown Street between Bedford and Rogers Avenues, Crown HeightsCrown Street Block Association, Crown Street between Bedford and Rogers Avenues, Crown Heights
    • CHCA's Franklin Avenue Merchants Association, Franklin Avenue between Park Place and Sterling Place, Crown HeightsCHCA's Franklin Avenue Merchants Association, Franklin Avenue between Park Place and Sterling Place, Crown Heights
    • Lefferts Avenue Block Association (Nostrand/Rogers), Lefferts Avenue between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues, Lefferts GardensLefferts Avenue Block Association (Nostrand/Rogers), Lefferts Avenue between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues, Lefferts Gardens
    • Citizens for a Better Community, East 39th Street between Foster Avenue and Farragut Road, East FlatbushCitizens for a Better Community, East 39th Street between Foster Avenue and Farragut Road, East Flatbush
    Asphalt jungle? Hardly. As gardeners in neighborhoods all around Brooklyn are showing, our city streets can be lush, verdant oases. Just visit Lincoln Road, between Bedford and Rogers Avenues in Lefferts Gardens. Or check out the tree beds on Bainbridge Street between Malcom X Boulevard and Stuyvesant in Bed-Stuy, or the window boxes on 10th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues in Park Slope. These are just a few winners of GreenBridge's Greenest Block in Brooklyn 2012 contest which were just announced today. Click for the complete list of winners and more inspiring photos. Then get out and see some of the winning blocks for yourself!

    Comments

    August 9, 2012
    Dennis

    This is a wonderful contest. Indeed, it is one I look forward to each summer, and which has inspired me to step up the tree pits in front of my building. But I was bitterly disappointed that 30 Plaza Street East didn’t warrant at least an honorable mention. My neighbors in that building have built an extraordinary, ever-changing garden that brightens and enlivens the whole block season after season and year after year. I feel that they were at a disadvantage because they competed as a co-op rather than as a block of charming brownstones. There is greenery, and grandeur, in the borough’s great apartment buildings, and it’s time to show them some love.



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