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.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you...Ocean on the Park: Three Days of the Condo
Ocean on the Park the CONDO from Prudential Douglas Elliman, located conspicuously adjacent to the actual "Ocean on the Park" historic district that locals worked so hard to achieve, thus preventing more selling of old limestones to developers. While we can certainly understand neighbors longtime distaste for the project and the way it usurped the name, I gotta say it ain't as bad as I had feared. A friend in the "biz" recently noted that it's proportions are generally in keeping with the block, and it doesn't embarrass itself in the ways common to most new construction. There are, for instance, no Fedders air conditioners or curb cuts. Let's hope our new neighbors are sweet, generous, open a new coffee shop, and/or can quickly become part of the great patchwork quilt known as...known as...Prospect Park East?