The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

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.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Shelly Linen, R.I.P.

It finally really sunk home for me today. Or hit in. Or sunk in, or whatever. Over the years, I'd passed Shelly Linen, our neighborhood home decor store hundreds of times, always marveling at the intense mish-mash of crap for the home spilling out onto the sidewalk. This was a place to pick up a shower curtain, some cheap sheets and a toilet seat made of quarters encased in plastic (Mrs. FlatBed's favorite - she still wishes she'd picked it up).

So long Shelly Linen. I hope you've moved on to greener pastures.

And the vacancies continue to mount...FECMA cum FEPMA, where art thou? It's high time for a B.I.D.

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