2016 Clean and Sweep Event

Special thanks to all of our neighbors who came out and participated in our ‘Clean and Sweep’ event.  We swept, raked and cleaned tree pits on both sides of the street. We also had an opportunity to meet several of the new homeowners and tenants who have expressed an interest in joining our block association.  Let’s not forget the children who rolled up their sleeves and helped out.  Once all of the work was completed the youth and adults shared pizza and cold drinks.
It’s amazing what can be accomplished when we work together. Community Matters.
Thanks again for supporting the 1200 Dean Street Block Association. 

Next meeting: Tuesday,February 9th at 6:30pm

The 1200 Dean Street Block Association meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,February 9th at 6:30pm at the home of Randi and Callie located at 1251 Dean Street (lower level).

Please be reminded that we will hold elections to fill positions on our board. All nominations may be forwarded to Callie at callieoff@gmail.com.

Hope your schedule will allow you to attend.

Save the date: Jan. 12, 2016 Block Association meeting

Our first Block Association meeting of 2016 will be held on Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 1236 Dean Street. Ethel Tyus, Counsel, for Crown Heights North Association Inc. will join us to talk about historic preservation and the advantages of being on the state and national preservation registry.

Life on Dean Street


Mark Winston Griffith is one of our most active members in the community. One of his projects is “Brooklyn Deep“, a digital journalism project covering the changing neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn. Executive Editor. Brooklyn Deep reporter Andrew Caringi just completed a great project documenting the people living on our block, looking at how the community is dealing with rapid change. Lots of familiar faces from the 1200 Dean Street Block Assoiciation!

From the tree-covered stoops of their brownstones, residents of Dean Street, between Nostrand and New York Avenues, have seen a number of changing faces over the past decade. Boasting some of the neighborhood’s most active and influential residents, this block is now more diverse than ever as new residents integrate themselves into the tight-knit community that Dean Street is known for.

Through the lens of portrait photography, Brooklyn Deep tells the story of this rapidly changing block in Crown Heights North and the residents that now define it.

You can view the project here: http://brooklyndeep.org/life-on-dean-street/

Friday May 8th @ 7pm: Important Planning Meeting for this year’s Kids Are Blooming Event

1200 Dean Street Block Association

Important Planning Meeting for this year’s Kids Are Blooming Event

This Friday, May 8th, 7:00 PM

at Callie and Randy’s house,1251 Dean Street. We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

The 1200 Dean Street Block Association

is proud to present the 4th Perennial

Kids Are Blooming All Along Dean Street! Saturday, June 6, 2015

One per stoop, while they last! So come early to claim yours!

For Residents Of 1200 Dean Street Only.

• You Could Win “The Most Beautiful Flower Pot On Dean Street” Contest

• Free Mulch While It Lasts!

• And A Wide Assortment of Plants & Flowers For Your Tree Pits and Pots!

The Potting, Planting and Fun All Starts at 10:30 AM Where: 1230 Dean Street

Additional water station at 1251 Dean Street

Pot Luck refreshments — All Contributors Welcomed!

What truly makes our block beautiful are the people who live on it. Including you. Please join in on this special day.

Made possible through a grant from the Citizens Committee for New York City. For more information, please email us at 1200-dean-st-block@googlegroups.com

Come Get Your Free

Large Terra Cotta Pot, Soil & 4 Flower Plants!

A $30 Value – Free!
(We do hope you’ll make a $5 donation.)

Kids Are Blooming on Dean Street 2014 – Photos

On May 3, 2014 we held our annual Spring planting and beautification event, “Kids Blooming on Dean Street”. The weather was perfect, and we had a super turnout. Dr. Loni, a volunteer from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was on hand to help us care properly for our trees and treebeds. Take a look at the photos below:

Helpful Gardening Tips from The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

14120300852_dd5ce62ab8_oWe were lucky to host a wonderful urban gardening clinic held by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on the eve of our “Kids are Blooming” spring planting event last weekend. We put this helpful information to use in caring for the trees and treebeds on our block during the event, and the BBG has sent along some helpful support material which is full of great urban gardening tips. You can download them here:

Street Tree Bed Care Give Trees a Chance (PDF)

Plants for Tree Beds (PDF)

MulchResources (2) (PDF)

Container Gardening (PDF)

More info from the BBG Green Bridge program: http://bbg.org/greenbridge


Next block association meeting: Monday April 21st at 6:30 P.M.

 Our block association meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm on Monday April 21st 2014 at the home of Beatrice and Ken located at 1230 Dean Street. Please share this information with our neighbors who are not online
**Kids are Blooming Event
   update on contributions
   committee assignments
**Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Clinic
**Citizens Committee of New York City Grant

Come join us for our spring planting event! May 3 @ 10:30 A.M.


is proud to present

Kids Are Blooming All Along Dean Street!

Kids Are Blooming 2014 PosterMeet your neighbors, plant some flowers, celebrate living on one of Brooklyn’s most beautiful blocks.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Planting and Fun All Start at 10:30 AM

Free Mulch!
and a Wide assortment of Beautiful Plants and Flowers to Select From!

Where: 1230 Dean Street additional water station at 1251 Dean Street

Pot Luck Refreshments — All Contributors Welcomed!

What truly makes our block beautiful are the people who live on it. including you. Please join in on this special day.

For more information, please email us at 1200-dean-st-block@googlegroups.com 

Link to PDF of our poster: KIDSAREBLOOMING20142014