For many moons, Mary Pinkett cast a big shadow over the neighborhood. As the councilwoman for Lefferts and environs north and east of us in a different configuration of council lines, she was a tireless crusader for the people of her district. She served for 28 years (pre term limits!) from '74 to '01. She was the first black NYC councilwoman. From everything I've heard, she was a model leader, and someone who was able to bring people together no matter their background or outlook. Such leadership is always welcome, particularly as neighborhoods go through big changes in short order.
And what better road to get your name on than Washington between Lincoln and...um, Lefferts? Something like that...
Come out and see a tiny portion of DOT real estate get named in her honor:
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.