With plans for a nationwide network of high-speed trains failing to gain momentum, we were happy to see the following announcement of a powerful new, green "transportation alternative" to link the recently made-over Ditmas Park to the iconic neighborhood of Park Slope. Dubbed the "Bourgeois Express" by many longtime lycra-wearing residents, the affordable and heart-friendly mass transit system is up and running as of anytime you like. However, be warned that the B.E. does not run through the Park from one to five a.m.
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.