The fire department battled a blaze this afternoon on Woodruff (#95) just west of Ocean. Sadly, neighbor Martin Johnson, 60, lost his life. Though the 4th floor fire was contained quickly, it wasn't quick enough.
Condolences to the family. Let this be a reminder to us all that when that fire truck barrels down Flatbush, lights flashing and horn blaring -- it ain't no party, disco, or foolin' around.
Kindly get the *#!$ out of the way.
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.