Brooklyn garden competition
(New York - WABC, July 26, 2007) (WABC) -- Brooklyn is on the forefront when it comes to greening up the boroughs, especially with its many beautiful homegrown gardens.
And this year about 230 blocks are competing to see which one has the most flower power to win top honors.
Eyewitness News reporter Lucy Yang has more on some of the entries in the greenest garden party in the city.
The judges are out and the competition is heating up. It's down to the semifinals in Brooklyn Botanic Garden's greenest block in Brooklyn contest.
On Clinton Street in Clinton Hill, Tim Sullivan is proud of his neighborhood look. From trees and plants to lots of blooming beauties, residents have been working hard to beautify their block.
The judges look for things like the upkeep of trees pits on sidewalks, how plants and flowers are arranged, splashes of color and overall block maintenance. But most important: lots of neighborly love.
Berry Street in Williamsburg is new to the competition. The block is struggling to be green in this up and coming neighborhood. It's biggest draw: the Berry Street garden.
The block may not have enough green to get the gold, but it has community spirit -- and that's what the contest is all about.
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