What Will Buy You a Home on Brooklyn’s Greenest Blocks?

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has just announced the winners of its 17th annual Brooklyn’s Greenest Block contest. The winner of this year’s contest in the residential category is the East 25th Street block between Clarendon Road and Avenue D.

The block’s housing stock consists mainly of single- and two-family brownstones built around 1900, and according to the official write-up cited by Brownstoner “[the block] distinguished itself with its splendid use of native plants and superb street tree bed care, as well as with its collective watering efforts and adoption of a vacant building”.

So what prices to expect if you want to buy yourself a home? A perusal of our property sales map shows that three properties have been sold on the block in the past 12 months. The most recent one was a distressed sale (a lis pendens was recently filed against the property) for a 2,000 square foot two-family property. The deed shows a price of just $250,000, half of what the owner paid for the property in 2006.

The other two properties that sold in the past 12 months, both single-family homes, fetched $265,500 and $370,000.

Buyers have to wait though, as currently there are no homes on the block up for sale.

East 25th Street Brooklyn
East 25th Street Brooklyn | Source: Brooklyn Botanical Garden