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, August 8, 2012
Greenest Block(s) in Brooklyn
Greenest Block in Brooklyn award for 2012. No surprises there, to those of us who've had the pleasure of a saunter under its lovely canopies. And yet I couldn't help but notice and rejoice that, in a borough of thousands of blocks, yet another Flatbush/PLG block placed this year - Sterling 'tween Washington and Bedford. Not too shabby, oh Northeastern Flatbush! I am, however, flabbergasted that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, one of the sponsors of the prize, would label the neighborhood wherein the aforementioned 4th greenest block resides as Crown Heights. Anyone with a pulse and an ounce of horse sense knows that Sterling is below Empire and therefore 101% Flatbushian PLG. For shame! Which begs another question...is the Garden itself in Crown Heights? Or perhaps we should claim it for our own as tat-for-tit? Or is it given special status as a borough-wide institution, like the Park? One would never call Prospect Park a part of any particular neighborhood, though a strong argument could be made that BBG resides in Crown Heights. Anyone care to dispute or refute any of the above? (This is most assuredly "summer" blog posting at its laziest, and I for one approve.)