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, May 2, 2012
Hell Freezes Over - Speed Bumps on Hawthorne
But happy as the Q is for friends three blocks to the north, the victory feels bittersweet, for the Q knows that Clarkson Avenue (tween Flat & Bed) will never know such sweet dolce traffic calmness. For we live on a bus route, a mid-Brooklyn thoroughfare that makes Hawthorne, even now, seem like a windswept meadow by comparison. Oy, and the horns! The honking, the illegal trucks, the humanity. We invested in white noise generators in our bedrooms, and now even a full throttle shootout could happen on my block and I'd sleep right through it.
Bumps, baby, bumps!