The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Very Caledonian New Year - Downsized Gyros

And how about these apples?

In nearly three years of bloggle, I've received more hits to the "NY Giants Open Gyro Place on Parkside" post than any other. It was pure satire of course, but apparently enough people keep typing "gyro" and "NY Giants" into the same google search that my unique visit numbers have been inflated by roughly 10% ever since. The giant(s) sign that used to accompany the yet-to-open shop was:

Why the sudden burst of taste and proportion? Not sure what to think...except that perhaps the original sign ran afoul of local ordinances...or the next door neighbor complained...or the NY Giants complained. But wait, how would they have even heard about that sign? Maybe the team owners John Mara and Steve Tisch were googling themselves and found the Q?

In other business-related news, the flashy Flatbush Fashion shoppe has finally bid us adieu. There were great styles and great bargains to be had at this place. My Mrs. and one of her best friends bought matching flowing garments from there and looked great on the beach in an African-inspired ode to Isadora Duncan. Once again, prime retail space is available to a savvy entrepreneur. This corner boasts traffic from all the major arteries east of the Q station. Dunkin' Donuts already saw the effectiveness of the location. Perhaps we'll luck out and Metro PCS will open another franchise! I've got a lot to share about cell phones and plans and contracts, but I'll save it for another day...

No comments: