Brooklyn Heights Vies in Greenery, Ties in Drinking Contest (with Help from Fort Greene)

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.

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  • CHatter

    Let’s celebrate. Drinks anyone?

  • Claude Scales

    Studio Brooklyn has been after me about this for a while. Let’s plan to have a BHB gathering at some local bar some time in September. I’m open to suggestions as to date (day of week or specific date – I’ll start by saying Wednesdays are out for me) and venue.

  • CHatter

    Henry St Ale House, Tuesday September 10 @7pm

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Last time I went there on a Tuesday night it turned out to be Trivia night—fun only if you attend intentionally. Best to check first!

  • CHatter

    I like trivia.

  • Andrew Porter

    I don’t drink alcohol, but a meet-up would be nice. In addition to my occasional unintended meetings with Claude on the Promenade or Key Food, that is.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I do too! But for this particular gathering conversation might be the preferred activity.