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, March 12, 2013

Every Block In Lefferts Should Do This! FREE TREE PIT GUARDS!!!

Leave it to Beep Marty to leave with a parting gift. We'd all be fools not to graciously and enthusiastically take him up on it. If you want to see what these things looks like, go take a peek at the tree pit guards on Winthrop Street between Flatbush and Bedford. They look sweet, and trust me you do not want to have to try to raise the money to do this yourself!

All you have to do is to find one or two people on your block to attend one of the two mandatory sessions coming up NEXT WEEK. You'll only be able to get the applications there. Then you'll undoubtedly need to go around and collect a bunch of signatures. But folks, that's not only easy, it's fun. You're not asking for money, just John and Jane Hancocks, and you get to meet a bunch of cool people. Go in a team and it's even more fun. If you have a block association, you're already good to go. And if you don't have a block association, this a perfect excuse to start one.

Man oh Manischewitz!!! This is EFFING AWESOME!!!!!!!


7 comments:

babs said...

It only took three and a half years from the time my block's request for tree pit guards was approved and the time they were actually installed. Here's hoping this round goes a bit faster.

ElizabethC said...
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ElizabethC said...

Wow, and it's incredibly brave to post a critical comment from a safe "Anonymous" zone. You might not agree with Babs but at least she has enough guts to actually use her name (or ANY name).

babs said...

Hey, I'm not complaining (although the tree pit in front of my house didn't get one, because it's not a standard size), just saying I hope it goes better for this round. And thank you Elizabeth for coming to my defense (when there was nothing ungrateful implied).

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Sorry Babs. I was a bit slow on the uptake...busy working on the OLD coop. You know the one of on the "other" side of the park? One of the things I really like about you Babs is that you dish, but when somebody calls you a "brat" in a public place, anonymously mind you, you don't go all postal on them. It's a sign of maturity and I really appreciate it. You bring a lot to the neighborhood, and we're better for having you around. Thank you.

Frankly, I suspect it was "owner" trying to get in a cheap shot...

babs said...

Thanks for those kind words Q and my thoughts were the same regarding the poster's identity.

And did you know you can get FTOP credit w PSFC for helping out at LCFC? I just keep forgetting to turn in my form - but I also really like my squad at PSFC (food processing, Tuesday C, 3:30 - 6:15) - we're a great group!

Jacob Bellone said...

You should be taking up the protests happening in our neighborhood