Flatbush has kept its crown — of greenery.
The green thumbs of East 25th Street will harvest the fruits of their labor today as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden anoits the block between Clarendon Road and Avenue D as the “greenest” in the borough.
The horticultural award was bestowed upon a Flatbush block for the second year in a row, after judges weeded out more than 200 entries from nearly 30 neighborhoods.
And it was sweet redeption for the East 25th Street Block Association, which last year came in second to Vanderveer Place between Flatbush Avenue and East 23rd Street, a mere two blocks away.
This year, gardening judges were charmed by the handsome residential block’s mix of bright native plants, overgrowth of roses and ivy, and carefully manicured front yards separated by stately wrought-iron fences.
The East 25th Street Block Association will receive a $300 check for its first place finish as well as the priceless pride and bravura for knowing that it is prettier than any place in Park Slope (or certainly prettier than Eighth Street between Prospect Park West and Eighth Avenue, which some critics have said was the least green winner of the “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” contest when it won in 2008).