Took the day off from work but stayed close to home. What a friggin' gorgeous day. If you haven't taken a toddler to the beach lately, I highly recommend it. The look of amazement on their faces reminds you how awesome it is to live in a beach town. And if you don't think of Brooklyn as a beach town, then you really got to get out more. Or reread this post I wrote exactly one year ago today. Beach.
But that was after "naptime." In the morning, a jaunt up Flatbush revealed this sad sight:
Next up on the menu was this follow-up shot to brother PLOG's post on the Heineken mural:
The artist's name is Caesar, and he draws a mean mug of mead. Check it out sometime; the air bubbles on the outside of the glass look super fresh. Now, I had to tell Caesar the truth.Some of us aren't crazy about the questionably legal use of the side of an apartment building as booze billboard thang. On the other hand, he makes a mean mural. Which got me to thinking...
If this guy is this good a muralist, maybe he wants to take a crack at the side the Duane Reade along Parkside? When I asked him, he lit up. "Donate the materials, and me and my buddies could make somethin' that would knock your socks off." Non-commercial, of course. Makes you think.
The possibilities are endless. And I'm feeling thirsty...
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.