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.
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/
We had a fantastic turnout for this year’s “Kids Are Blooming on Dean Street” event on June 6, 2015. A planter for every stoop! Thanks to the kids in the neighborhood who helped fill the pots with gravel, soil and compost, and to all the neighborhood for helping out with their hands (and backs) and tools.
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 email@example.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.)
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:
We 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:
Plants for Tree Beds (PDF)
MulchResources (2) (PDF)
Container Gardening (PDF)
More info from the BBG Green Bridge program: http://bbg.org/greenbridge