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.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Crime Meeting: What's Your Take?

From the back of the church, it looked like 75 or so people crammed into the Church of the Evangel on Bedford to talk crime. I saw the back of some of your heads, but lil' Miss Clarkson Flatbed wasn't having it. I was outa there as things were gettin' good. I'd love to hear your take on what transpired. Comments?

Well, I got the lowdown from a few folks, and the meeting notes to boot. I'm totally heartened by what I heard and read...if one person took ownership of each of the solid ideas to come out of that Mayberry Town Hall, we'd be sitting pretty. Here's to changing what sucks, and keeping what don't. Shouldn't that be a bumper sticker?

One thing about house parties what point in one's life does one go from "cool house party on my block!" to "those house parties are the scourge of the neighborhood!" Does that happen right around the time you start needing naps again? Cause I'm really digging naps these days. And don't even get me started on Metamucil...the stuff is a miracle cure! Call it psyllium husk if you want...same stuff, same smooth smove.


noel said...

Great turn out! Lots of ideas captured... Gotta keep the momentum up. Another meeting next month.

It was great to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones...

Anonymous said...

the bigger issue isn't crime. it's getting along despite our differences. old-timers and new-timers need to realize we're all in this together, black and white, rich and poor. that's what new york is all about - otherwise, you move to scarsdale. and if that's the kind of life you want, you're living in the wrong county. kings is kings baby.