I'll tell you more about Laurie as we get closer to the election. But of the six candidates announced so far (6!) Laurie would be getting my vote, if I lived in her district, the 35th (the area accurately called "Lefferts" is in the 40th). Not only do I know and dig her personally, but she started MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African-Diaspora Art) and turned it into a little powerhouse over on Hanson Place. She's smart, she's funny, she's savvy, she works hard and takes this town and the concerns of ALL its citizens seriously, and yes, she's got a kick to her, like the lady she's shooting to replace Tish James, who's now gunning for the Public Advocate job. The 35th district starts at Empire and goes North, so most of you won't have a chance to vote for her in September's primary (the only election that matters, since the Dems always take it in November). But if you DO live in her district, or if you have friends who live in Crown Heights and Ft. Greene, please let them know about tomorrow night's party for her birthday and fundraiser for her campaign. Go Laurie!
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.