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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.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Early this morning, around 6 or 7 am, an accident claimed the life of the tiny garden at the triangle made of Washington, Lincoln and Flatbush.
Courtesy of Esther S
courtesy of Amy M.
And just so you get a sense of the tragedy, here's a picture of our Councilman looking spiffy and proud, from the recent Flowers for Flatbush event, oh so recently.
Courtesy of Amy M.
So sad. That corner, by the by, is a frigging death trap and everyone
knows it. DOT told me last fall that a traffic study is going to happen
for this stretch of Flatbush, an avenue that is too dang narrow for
the amount of rip-roaring traffic that speeds down its gullet. Not to mention the absurd unregulated and illegal entrance-and-exits of the BP station, a likely host-triangle to tragedy in the coming months and years if someone doesn't address the vehicular chaos. It's the Wild West out there, but even the Wild West didn't have Dollar Vans doing 45-50 mph and running red lights and stopping or changing lanes on a dime.