Flatbush neighborhood marks 5th win in annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has announced the winner of the annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest.
East 25th Street between Avenue D and Clarendon Street in Flatbush won the 2023 contest. This is the block's fifth time winning in the annual event's 30-plus year history.
The block is covered in colorful flowers and healthy green trees backed by a community effort. Officials say each home worked to keep their property in pristine condition while offering a helping hand to each other.
News 12 had a chance to speak with the homeowners who made it all happen, including one who said she spends between four and five hours a day gardening.
More than 119 blocks from across the borough were in the running. Brooklyn Botanic Garden holds the contest to promote city greening, clean streetscapes and togetherness.