The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Clarkson, you rock
Thanks to our neighbors new and old, the first ever Clarkson Avenue Beautification Day was a surprise success. Who knew so many other FlatBedHeads (as the people on our block prefer to be called) really want to make a difference. A big shout out to MJMcBee who took the above picture. These kids were amazing, and so many people came out to help plant, mulch and pick up trash. We met some great new people, and the mood was way cool. Special thanks to Johnny, a professional landscapeman, for leading the tree pit effort. It's like they say, you can lead a horticulturalist to water, but you can't let him drink!
It's amazing to think how many people live on one block in Brooklyn. With it's mix of single family, multi-family and large apartment buildings, clarkson flatbed has probably 1,500 residents. (I'm no statistician, but with 80 or so units in each of those big bldgs, it really adds up). Add to that a dozen stray cats and a raccoon, that's a lot of mammals living on top of each other. (Think I'm kidding 'bout the raccoon? Take a gander at this photo I took out of my back door window.)
One thing you can say for certain: it's never dull when you live near the Q at Parkside. Thanks y'all!