The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest, conducted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is close to its conclusion. Montague Street, she reports, is a finalist in the Greenest Commercial Block division. Montague was nominated by the Montague Street BID and its entry is being effected by “[t]he talented and passionate team at James Weir Floral” (photo) led by the store’s owner, Estela Johannesen. The winner will be announced on August 8.
On a less salubrious note, the Eagle’s Scott Enman reports that the Heights, coupled with Fort Greene, is tied with Carroll Gardens/Park Slope, in having Brooklyn’s largest percentage of population, twenty five percent, who engage in binge drinking, “defined as five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women in one sitting.” Factors that seem to correspond with high binge drinking rates are: (1) lots of relatively young (25-44) affluent white people; and (2) lots of bars.