Some melancholy pictures from Stephen B. as Papa & Sons closes its doors for good. There's been a lot hand wringing over the landlord's temperament and plans for the block, but perhaps a wait-and-see approach is best. Clearly plans are in the works, for better or worse. For whatever reason, the block has become a stand-in for issues of the neighborhood at large. Perhaps it's mine and others' faults for continuing to report on it as if it were anything other than the churning of commercial real estate, which is ultimately all it is. This is hardly the only corner of PLG worth developing, if someone, anyone, saw fit. My take is that it's easy to complain, much harder to go out and start a business yourself. To intrepid entrepreneurs of every type, the Q salutes you for your optimism and fortitude!
And this curiously supine suprise:
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.