“The Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest not only encourages us to use our hands, but our hearts and souls as well,” said Borough President Eric Adams at the announcement of this year’s competition winner. “When we ‘green’ it, we’re not just cultivating beautiful gardens, we’re creating One Brooklyn that is a healthier and happier place to raise healthy children and families.”
Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, Brooklyn Botanic Garden President Scot Medbury and City Council Member Darlene Mealy joined Adams in honoring residents of Macon Street between Ralph and Howard avenues for their hard work.
Local resident Felicia Kinscy, who is the president of the Macon Street Ralph/Howard Block Association, was ecstatic to find out her block had been selected as the 2014 Greenest Block.
"Our block rocks, that's our theme, and our block really does rock because of the efforts of our neighbors," Kinscy said.
In separate categories, the Montague Street BID and a children’s gardening project on East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D also won Greenest Block awards.
Second- and third-place winners were Bainbridge Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Stuyvesant Avenue, maintained by the Bainbridge Street Homeowners and Tenant Blocks Association in Bedford-Stuyvesant; and the the 300 East 25th Street Block Association in East Flatbush, which maintain East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D.