The Brooklyn Botanic Garden announced the Greenest Block in Brooklyn today! The contest has inspired locals since 1995 to get creative with their greens and clean up their blocks. Marty Markowitz was on hand at the ceremony this morning, declaring, "Brooklyn’s gardens—and stoops, planters, window boxes, and tree beds—are the greenest!" (And those stoops sure are nice to drink a nice glass of wine on.)

This year's residential winner is Lincoln Road between Rogers and Bedford Avenue in Lefferts Gardens, and the commercial winner is Mid-Atlantic Block Association (South) for Atlantic Avenue between Bond and Nevins streets, South Side, in Boerum Hill. The Best Community Garden Streetscape went to Washington Avenue between Gates and Greene Avenues in Clinton Hill; with best window boxes, tree beds and storefronts located in East Flatbush, Bed-Stuy and Fort Greene, respectively. The full list of winners can be found here, with more images here.