We're just gettin' started round here...cleaning up, that is. First up, this Saturday is cleanup day for the multi-use Wingate Park, which stands in the shadow of Kings County Hospital, where Rutland Road to the north and Winthrop to the south meets Brooklyn Avenue. Wingate's got something you don't see a lot of in NYC - a full-on track, like in, for running, um, track, and a regulation (euro or american) football field. It's also a swell place to catch a concert, with some of the Q's favorite artists ever having played there in the last few years. (Funkadelic, Ohio Players, Aretha Franklin, Salt 'n' Pepa - yes, the Q does enjoy to shake his booty, literally and figuratively, and has been called Funk Mountain by Mrs. Q, which I think means she tolerates my love for the deep grooves more than fully endorses it.) Here's the deets on the cleanup:
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.