Not too many days ago, two of the neighborhoods more confounding problems - illegal dumping and the homeliness of Parkside Avenue - converged. In front of the Q at Parkside station, a van drives up (pictured) and dumps an enormous bag of edible refuse. Perhaps it is in the eyes of the beholder, but that looks like dumping to my peepers.
Thanks to Rudy on Winthrop for the pics taken, ironically, while handing out flyers WITH Senator Eric Adams asking neighbors to help beautify the block.
The Mrs. and I noticed numerous corners today with bags upon bags full of construction trash, obviously dumped, because hey...we don't mind! NE Flatbush is like the Statue of Liberty for dumpers - “Give us your tires, your poured cement, your bundled masses yearning to get picked up for free.”
FYI, if you don't get the reference in this post's catastrophically ill-conceived headline, go see Mary Poppins for the first time in years. It's as supercalifradge as you remember it.
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.