East Flatbush block wins greenest in Brooklyn

EAST FLATBUSH - A block in East Flatbush won the honor of greenest block in Brooklyn for 2011 after working hard on maintaining the gardening on their block.

Residents on East 25th Street between Avenue D and Clarendon Road say they take pride in their gardening. Almost every home on the block is adorned with plants and flowers from the region. They say this is the first time almost 100 percent of the homes participated, which is almost unheard of.

Neighbors even turned an abandoned building into a community garden.

More than 200 blocks participated in the borough-wide greening effort held by Brooklyn's Botanic Garden and the borough president. The block has won twice previously and last year tied for second place.

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