After much debate and ultimately this completely official proclamation, the awkwardly worded Prospects Lefferts Gardens (and its hyphenated step-sister) nabe name has been shortened to the more useful, accurate and simple to pronounce "Lefferts." Originally the land owned and developed by the prominent Lefferts family, the area was always, and continues to be, part of the Greater Flatbush area. Given the outpouring of neighborhood jingoism gripping parts of the great social experiment known as the Borough of Brooklyn in the world's cultural and financial capital New York City in the Empire State of New York, an essential, largely liberal and trend-setting Eastern power-central member of fifty of the estimable United States of America in the venerable Northern Americas of the Western Hemisphere on the third planet from the sun, the currently habitable rock known as Earth, Universe....
The Q hereby pronounces the name of the neighborhood spanning from Empire Blvd to the North, New York Avenue to the East, Prospect Park AND the Parade Grounds to the West, and Caton Avenue to the South, irrevocably and irreducibly "LEFFERTS," no more no less.
These environs will continue to associate deeply with the larger and highly historic neighborhood of Flatbush, once the Town of Flatbush in the dutch chartered city of Breukelen. Put otherly, a resident of Lefferts IS a resident of Flatbush.
Your eyes are getting heavy...count back from 100...now repeat after me..."I live in Lefferts, I live in Lefferts...I live..."
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.