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Plant Tulips in Cadman Plaza Park Sunday

Want to get your hands dirty while helping to beautify the neighborhood? This Sunday, November 7, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, you can help plant tulips in Cadman Plaza Park, and also help with park clean-up. Meet at the Circle Garden near the Clark Street entrance to the park. Tools will be provided, though […]

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“Pumpkin Party” at Poplar Street Community Garden Saturday

This friendly gnome will welcome you to the Poplar Street Community Garden, Poplar and Hicks streets, this Saturday, October 16, from noon to 3:00 PM, for a Pumpkin Party: Come on by to enjoy carving a pumpkin or painting a pumpkin for taking home! Join in as we plant a new apple tree and some […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Workday Saturday

Want to get your hands dirty in a beautiful setting? Or, if you’re of the “Work fascinates me; I can watch it for hours” state of mind, you’re still welcome to show up at the Poplar Street Community Garden, northwest corner of Poplar Street and Hicks, this Saturday, May 8, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, […]

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It’s 4/20 And There’s A Pot Thief On The Loose!

According to the NY Post, Willowtown has recently been plagued by flowerpot theft. Two stoops on Willow Place were hit last Friday, but homes in the area have been seeing their potted plants disappear since December 2020. The NYPD appears to be on the case, looking for local surveillance footage that may have perhaps caught […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Open Again

The Poplar Street Community Garden, at Poplar and Hicks streets, has re-opened after being closed for a year because of COVID-19. The Garden is open for visitors Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required. This coming Saturday, April […]

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Fox 5 NY Praises Brooklyn Heights Residents For Beautifying Tree Pits

Fox 5 has a story about Brooklyn Heights homeowners taking care of. and beautifying, the tree pits in front of their properties. The story focuses on those on Garden Place; the residents there have certainly done a commendable job. Still, many on other streets deserve recognition. Consider those on Montague Street (photo), many maintained by […]

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Montague Street Is Crowned “Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn”

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that the Montague Street Business Improvement District was once again named the Greenest Block in Brooklyn, commercial category, in the annual borough-wide contest sponsored by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. In its 25th year, the “friendly but fierce” competition drew 160 blocks across 30 neighborhoods vying for the greenest title in […]

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Update on Poplar Street Community Garden: It’s 25 Years Old Now!

Last week we posted about a party this coming Saturday, June 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Poplar Street Community Garden, located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets. What we didn’t know at the time was that this year marks the Garden’s 25th anniversary. The photo above shows it in […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Hosts Gardening Party Saturday, June 15

The Poplar Street Community Garden (photo by C. Scales), located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, will hold a “gardening party”, to which all–adults and children–are invited, on Saturday, June 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be a beekeeping show-and-tell, refreshments, live music, some light get-your-hands-dirty gardening fun, not to […]

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Promenade Garden Conservancy Bake Sale Saturday

The members of the Promenade Garden Conservancy, who are responsible for the upkeep of the gardens and for the floral displays we enjoy, are holding a bake sale this Saturday, May 18 (rain day May 19), from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. All proceeds go to the […]

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