download on iTunes.
Flatbush deserves a diversity of businesses, and as I've noted here great things are happening. When everyone was dogging the neighborhood after K-Dog and Blue Roost's closings, I tried to stay upbeat, and I think folks have to realize that change takes time and the dedication of dedicated residents. People are beginning to mobilize in the neighborhood for all kinds of consensus-built change, and I'm overwhelmingly bullish on the area's ability to change smart and sensitively.There are new bizzes in the works on Lincoln Road. Change coming to plaza and train station at my beloved Q at Parkside. The cops are starting to pay attention, sanitation is being addressed, a building is finally coming to the huge vacant lot on Lincoln, new trees are being planted, the trees and plaza at Empire/Flatbush is being addressed, arts initiatives, youth initiatives...keep your eyes on prize folks! We're making progress...
Oh, and check out that movie and once you have please comment, respectfully of course. I'd love to hear what people think about the very industry that is so central to our neighborhood's economic vitality. A past post on local Cameroon-born hairdresser Laura Puemo here.
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.